robusta coffee

[roh-buhs-tuh]
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noun

a coffee tree, Coffea canephora, native to western tropical Africa and cultivated in warm regions of the Old World.
the seed of this plant.
the coffee made from the seeds.

Origin of robusta coffee

1905–10; robusta < Latin rōbusta, feminine of rōbustus robust
Also called ro·bus·ta.
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Examples from the Web for robusta

Historical Examples of robusta

  • However, it seems that a satisfactory substitute has been discovered in the robusta coffee.

  • Eventually arabica was found unsuitable to the soil and climate, and experiments were begun with robusta and other hardier types.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • The east coast has recently gone in for heavy plantings of robusta.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • In Java, where robusta coffee is more extensively planted than anywhere else, permanent shade is considered advisable.

  • The robusta variety has also been introduced, but does not seem to do as well as the liberica.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers



British Dictionary definitions for robusta

robusta

noun

a species of coffee tree, Coffea canephora
coffee or coffee beans obtained from this plant

Word Origin for robusta

from Latin rōbustus strong
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