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robusta coffee

[roh-buhs-tuh] /roʊˈbʌs tə/
noun
1.
a coffee tree, Coffea canephora, native to western tropical Africa and cultivated in warm regions of the Old World.
2.
the seed of this plant.
3.
the coffee made from the seeds.
Also called robusta.
Compare arabica coffee.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; robusta < Latin rōbusta, feminine of rōbustus robust
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  • By contrast with robusta coffee, arabica shrubs thrive at higher elevations in a cooler, drier climate.
  • And new industrial processes further challenged the region's market share by reducing the disagreeable taste of robusta coffee.

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