robusta coffee

ro·​bus·​ta coffee | \ rōˈbəstə- \

Definition of robusta coffee

1 : a coffee (Coffea canephora) that is indigenous to Central Africa but grown in Java and elsewhere and has high resistance to coffee rust
2a : the seed of robusta coffee
b : coffee brewed from the seed of robusta coffee

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History and Etymology for robusta coffee

New Latin robusta (specific epithet of Coffea robusta, synonym of Coffea canephora), from Latin, feminine of robustus

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“Robusta coffee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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