Coffee comes from the pit inside the coffee fruit. Coffee seeds are the pit inside the red or purple fruit often referred to as a coffee cherry.

The flesh of the cherries is separated from the seeds and then the seeds are fermented – soaked in water for about two days. This softens the mucilage which is a sticky pulp residue that is still attached to the seeds. Then the mucilage is washed off and the seeds are roasted.

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  1. There is also a brand of coffee, after being eaten by monkeys, it is extracted from the “droppings”, cleaned up and then sold. I hear it’s expensive.

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  2. I didn’t know that. A lot better way of getting it than from animal droppings.

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  3. And Luwak coffee is rodent shit.

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  4. Another quirk of our language (and expressions).

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