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    Besides the fictitious Kaldi, coffee was originally cultivated and traded by the Arabs. By the 16th century, knowledge of the beverage had spread throughout Persia, Egypt, Syria and Turkey. Coffee's early popularity is possibly due to the Muslim's inability to drink alcohol due to religious practices. Thus, the Muslims used coffee's energizing tendencies as a substitution for intoxication.
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    By the 17th century, coffee had also become popular across the European continent. Coffee cultivation remained strictly in the hands of the Arabs until the latter half of the 17th century. At this point in history, the Dutch were finally successful in obtaining seedlings. Their coffea plants thrived on the island of Java in what is now Indonesia, and the Dutch became successfully involved in the trade of coffee.

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    Although many species of coffea exist, the two main species that are grown are Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora. Of the two species, C. arabica makes up about 75% of the coffee cultivated worldwide due to its stronger flavor. While C. arabica the most common species of the coffea plant, C. canephora is also beneficial because it can be cultivated in lower altitudes and warmer climates compared to C. arabic. Both species of the plant are found in areas of Central and South America, as well as southern Africa and tropical Asia.
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    The History of Coffee
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    The history of coffee begins in the Ethiopian highlands with the legend of a goatherd name Kaldi. Coffea originated on this Ethiopian land, and the plant still continues to grow there today. Legend has it that Kaldi accidentally discovered coffee through his goats. He witnessed his goats eating strange looking berries, and they reacted to the plant with high energy and an inability to sleep.
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    Besides the fictitious Kaldi, coffee was originally cultivated and traded by the Arabs. By the 16th century, knowledge of the beverage had spread throughout Persia, Egypt, Syria and Turkey. Coffee's early popularity is possibly due to the Muslim's inability to drink alcohol due to religious practices. Thus, the Muslims used coffee's energizing tendencies as a substitution for intoxication.
    By the 17th century, coffee had also become popular across the European continent. Coffee cultivation remained strictly in the hands of the Arabs until the latter half of the 17th century. At this point in history, the Dutch were finally successful in obtaining seedlings. Their coffea plants thrived on the island of Java in what is now Indonesia, and the Dutch became successfully involved in the trade of coffee.

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    Although many species of coffea exist, the two main species that are grown are Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora. Of the two species, C. arabica makes up about 75% of the coffee cultivated worldwide due to its stronger flavor. While C. arabica the most common species of the coffea plant, C. canephora is also beneficial because it can be cultivated in lower altitudes and warmer climates compared to C. arabic. Both species of the plant are found in areas of Central and South America, as well as southern Africa and tropical Asia.
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    Coffea is a flowering plant whose seeds, otherwise known as coffee beans, are used to produce coffee. Coffea is a member of the Rubiaceae family, which is the fifth largest family of flowering plants by number of genera, as well as the fourth or fifth largest by number of species. The Rubiaceae family is the largest woody plant group in the tropics.Although members of this plant family can be found in almost every major region of the world besides Antarctica, the most common members include various trees and shrubs that are native to southern Africa and Asia. The flowers of these plants plants can be distinguished because they are usually bisexual, including 4 to 5 stamens and 2 carpels. Besides coffea, this plant group also includes many other commonly known species, such as Ixora (west Indian Jasmine), Spermacoce assurgens (buttonweed), and Warscewiczia coccinea (wild poinsettia).
    Geographic Distribution
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    Map showing areas of coffee cultivation:
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    Although many species of coffea exist, the two main species that are grown are Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora. Of the two species, C. arabica makes up about 75% of the coffee cultivated worldwide due to its stronger flavor. While C. arabica the most common species of the coffea plant, C. canephora is also beneficial because it can be cultivated in lower altitudes and warmer climates compared to C. arabic. Both species of the plant are found in areas of Central and South America, as well as southern Africa and tropical Asia.

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