Coffea arabica, the variety that accounts for 75 to 80 percent of the world's coffee production, produces small, white, highly fragrant flowers as a mature plant. The petals fall off within a few days, and then the berries—which turn from dark green to yellow to light red and finally to a glossy, deep red as they ripen—appear. Inside of the berries is the coffee bean, which is actually a seed. Once shipped, the beans are roasted at 500 degrees until they "pop," doubling in size to look like the typical roasted coffee beans.
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