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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ripe Coffee Cherries, Nelliyampathy - Jan 2009

Mature coffee berries ready for harvesting at an estate in Nelliyampathy hills of Palghat district bordering Tamil Nadu.

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Coffee berries, which comprise the coffee bean, are produced in Kerala by the species Coffea canephora (also known as Coffea robusta) of small evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea. When grown in the highlands of Kerala coffee is a robust shrub which easily grows to a height of 12 feet. Coffee is one of the prime crops of high range regions of Idukki, Palghat, Kottayam, Trivandrum, Trichur and Wayanad districts in Kerala.

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