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Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks and is among the world's most important internationally traded commodities.
Coffee trees, or bushes, grow primarily in subtropical climates. Coffee beans are the seeds of cherry-sized berries, the fruit of the coffee tree. Coffee is primarily classified in two types - arabica and robusta. Arabian coffees, which make up the bulk of world production, are grown mainly in the tropical highlands of the Western Hemisphere. Robusta coffees are produced largely in the low, hot areas of Africa and Asia. Their flavors are less mild than the arabica coffees.
The supply of coffee is affected by weather conditions, the health of the coffee trees, and harvesting practices. Historically, weather has played a major role in determining world supply.