Title: Coffee, Green
Additional Names: Coffee beans
Literature References: Dry, unroasted seeds of Coffea arabica L., Rubiaceae. Habit. Tropical Africa, especially Abyssinia; cultivated in many tropical countries, e.g., Java, West Indies, Brazil, etc. Constit. Caffeine 1-2%, coffee oil 10-15%, sucrose and other sugars about 8%, proteins about 11%, ash about 5%, chlorogenic and caffeic acids about 6%. Other constituents include cellulose, hemicelluloses, trigonelline, tannic acid, volatile oils. Monograph: M. Sivetz, H. E. Foote, Coffee Processing Technology, 2 vols (Avi Publ., 1963).