coffee tree

noun

Definition of coffee tree 

1 : a tree (such as arabica) that produces coffee

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But some caution against rushing to uproot coffee trees. Caroline Wambui, The Christian Science Monitor, "Kenyan farmers swap coffee for avocados to tap into global boom," 6 July 2018 The choices are blueberry ginger and cascara, made from the cherry fruit of a coffee tree. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Vennture Brew Co. brings coffee and beer to Washington Heights neighborhood," 11 July 2018 Home gardeners, too, are experimenting with coffee trees in frost-free gardens. Nan Sterman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Branching out with new crops," 31 May 2018 Indoors, place your coffee tree a few feet away from any windows. Nan Sterman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Branching out with new crops," 31 May 2018 Many of California’s coffee trees are planted into avocado groves. Nan Sterman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Branching out with new crops," 31 May 2018 Pointing at huge swathes of coffee trees covering the hills, painting once barren land vibrant shades of green, Dubria spoke about planting more to combat deforestation and soil erosion. Kieran Guilbert, The Christian Science Monitor, "Coffee brews peace, business between communities in the Philippines," 4 Apr. 2018 Genetic diversity is generally good; the coffee trees in a traditional plantation aren’t all identical, so while some may fall victim to a certain disease, others may have the lucky genetics that makes them immune. Matt Simon, WIRED, "How Cannabis Tech Can Help Build a Better Cup of Coffee," 27 Mar. 2018 Mary Wanja, with 350 coffee trees on her plot in rural Kirinyaga at the foot of Mount Kenya, is one of more than 40,000 of Kenya's 600,000 coffee farmers participating in the project. Duncan Miriri, The Christian Science Monitor, "Nestle offers aid to struggling Kenyan coffee farmers," 21 Mar. 2018

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1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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