Adjective "arabica" definition and examples

(Arabica may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈrabɪkə/

Definitions and examples

noun

Coffee or coffee beans from the most widely grown coffee plant.
  1. 'He bought the Pearl Mountain plantation (high grown, wet processed arabica, for those who know their beans) which will be marketed under celebrity chef Brian Turner's food label.'
  2. 'It is feared that, as a practical matter, some varieties of arabica coffees could actually cease to exist in world commerce.'
  3. 'Both Sweden and Denmark consume over eight kilos per capita, but the Finns are the world champion coffee drinkers, getting through an extraordinary 11.26 kilos of coffee each a year - all of it arabica.'
  4. 'Unlike arabica coffee, which accounts for over 70 percent of world production according to the ICO, robusta is easier to harvest because it ripens and remains on the branch.'
  5. 'While farming cooperatives often receive above-market prices for gourmet arabica coffee, the extra money doesn't always filter down into the pockets of the small farmers who grew the beans and the pickers who harvested them.'
  6. 'The Fairtrade minimum price paid to farmers' associations and co-operatives is $1.26 per pound for arabica coffee.'
  7. '‘We sell two kinds of coffee, robusta and arabica, but our customers can ask for a mix of the two,’ Widya said.'
  8. 'Five years ago, top quality arabica coffee such as that produced by Ethiopia would fetch around £1 a pound; now it's down to 40p.'
The bush that produces arabica coffee beans, native to the Old World tropics.
  1. 'Scientists have discovered a strain of arabica coffee plants that do not produce caffeine.'
  2. 'It includes more than 80 wild coffee species, all of which are diploids except C. arabica.'
  3. 'They now plan to genetically modify the Coffea arabica plants which produce high quality coffee for 70% of the world market.'
  4. 'Coffea arabica originated in the Ethiopian highlands, where the raw, unroasted beans were masticated and the leaves brewed like tea by the locals.'
  5. 'The coffee cover was dense and high, consisting primarily of modern dwarf hybrids of Coffea arabica.'
  6. 'Only two Coffea species are widely cultivated: Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora, known in the trade as robusta.'

More definitions

1. arabica coffee. arabica coffee or Arabica coffee [uh-rab-i-kuh] /əˈræb ɪ kə/ Spell Syllables noun

1. a tree, Coffea arabica, of the madder family, the principal species of coffee cultivated in Latin America and the chief coffee tree of commerce.

2. the seeds of this tree.

3. the beverage made from the ground seeds.

More examples(as adjective)

"futures can be arabica."

"coffees can be arabica."

"beans can be arabica."

"prices can be arabica."

"productions can be arabica."

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Origin

(Arabian coffee)1920s: from Latin, feminine of arabicus (see Arabic).