Monday, March 7, 2011

Today's Flowers - Blooming Coffee

I am just back from a weekend trip to Coorg, the home of coffee. As we were driving along, the scent of the coffee flowers wafted across , wherever we went. The fresly opened flowers of coffee have a mild, pleasing scent , somewhat like jasmine.
Coorg is a hilly place, full of coffee plantations and spice gardens. It is unbelievably beautiful, with its balmy climate and gentle people.

Wherever the flowers had turned brown, the scent was different, slightly fruity.
This is my contribution to Today's Flowers.


  1. I won't mind having a coffee plant in my garden just for the flowers and scent, lovely

  2. No, I wouldn't mind either! How delightful! Marvelous post and photos as always! Enjoy your day!


  3. Mmmm I want a coffee bush! they look so pretty!

  4. Wow! I never knew coffe plant has such sweet smelling lovely white flowers! Its so amazing to see those white blooms on the plant! I wish I could have a least one bush at home too! Thanks for sharing it with us Lotusleaf.

  5. I had never thought about the flowers of the coffee plants! But they are beautiful, and the whole area must have been intoxicating, with the fragrance floating all over, like that!!

  6. A lovely contribution indeed! It is rare for us here at this side of the world to see such an exotic flowers on a coffe plant..they smell like jasmine flower!!
    How heavenly!

  7. I've never seen a coffee flower, they are very pretty. I thought they might smell like coffee :), but jasmine is even better.

  8. It has lovely flowers... Its the first time i saw one.

  9. Thank you for posting pictures of the coffee blooms. It would be nice to be able to smell them too.


  10. That must have been quite an experience. The entire trip sounds wonderful! I'd love to visit the area some day!

  11. Coffee tree and flowers?
    That's right the tree for me.
    Love to drink coffee and espresso.
    Great pictures.
    - Cheers Gisela.

  12. Oj chciałabym go mieć, ale nie w doniczce w domu. Ale niestety nie te warunki klimatyczne w Polsce. Pozdrawiam

  13. never seen a coffee flower before, beautiful

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