Do you know coffee is a fruit!

@sripriya (450)
United States
February 13, 2007 3:15pm CST
Yes coffee is a fruit.It is a cherry!Please do share more interesting facts about coffee!
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Actually, you are partially right about coffee being a fruit. It comes from a fruit (called a coffee cherry). However, the actual product we use to brew coffee is what comes from the center of the cherry, after the fleshy, fruity part has been stripped off- almost like the pit of a regular cherry. So it's actually a seed, or as we call it, a bean. Here are a couple of other interesting fact about coffee: It has antioxidant properties that can actually help prevent cancer. There is no such thing as a true "decaf" coffee. Decaffeinated coffees still have small amounts of caffeine, because the process that removes the caffeine can't get it all out. The recipe for a perfect cup of drip-brewed coffee is 2 Tbsp. of grounds for every 6 oz. of water.
@ranmy1 (71)
• India
13 Feb 07
207 ml cup of coffee contains 80-140 milligrams of caffeine. It acts as stimulant for humans. It avoids drowsiness and restores alert.
@bykenshin (266)
• Brazil
13 Feb 07
Of course, i do live in the country of coffee, Brazil. The most high quality coffee come from here, i do like to drink coffe almost all day long... it's pretty delicious.