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The coffee bean begins life as a seed inside a protective husk called a cherry. Coffee cherries grow on plants ranging in height from 12-16 feet. The two main coffee tree categories are Arabica and Robusta and they are very, very different. Arabica plants are delicate and grow at elevations of 3,500-7,000 feet. Arabicas grow... Continue Reading →