All shades of red, yellow and green. Shanta Golba Union, Ethiopia, originally uploaded by sweetmarias.
A pretty picture, but horrible selection of Originally coffee literature referred to the fruit of the tree as a "berry" but in time it became a cherry. It is of course neither. Nor is the seed of the coffee a bean. All. I saw a lot of this in my recent trip to southern Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee: it is in the forests of the Kaffa region that coffee arabica grew wild. Coffee is "Bun" or "Buna" in Ethiopia, so Coffee Bean is quite possibly a poor. I have a selection of pictures on flickr, and the whole photo set to the SM site -Tom