Eugenioides

Kenya - Coffea Eugenoides at Coffee Research Foundation at Ruiru
Kenya - Coffea Eugenoides at Coffee Research Foundation at Ruiru

The botanical genus and species name for Eugenioides coffee, otherwise written as Coffea eugenioides is one of the “parents” of Coffea Arabica, along with Coffea Canephora (aka Robusta coffee). Indigenous to the highlands of East Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and western Tanzania. Famously known to be one of the two diploid parent plants of Coffea arabica. A largely productive commercial crop distinct from Arabica by physical and chemical attributes, including higher productivity and caffeine content.

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