March 30, 2008

Coffee flowers

6Check out this awesome fact, found onMehmet Effendi’s website.

Two or three times a year, after heavy rains, the coffee tree bears wonderful, pure white flowers. The blossom’s heady fragrance has been likened to that of jasmine or the orange blossom. A tree that has recently matured will bear 20-30,000 flowers a year.

The coffee blossom begins to wilt within a few hours of opening, already preparing to produce fruit.

We carry fresh Mehmet Effendi, an industry-standard in Turkish coffee, in our store.