Mocha coffee bean

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The Mocha coffee bean is a variety of coffee bean originally from Mocha, Yemen. It is harvested from the coffee-plant species Coffea arabica, which is native to Yemen. In appearance it is very small, hard, round with an irregular shape, and olive green to pale yellow in colour.[1] The Mocha coffee bean has a distinct flavor. Due to the similar name, it is sometimes confused with a chocolate-flavored coffee. In the 17th century, the Mocha coffee bean was available only from the city of Mocha in Yemen and, to prevent propagation, shipped only after roasting.

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  1. ^ Ukers, William (2009) [1935]. All About Coffee. ISBN 1849028702.