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wild

1. (of animals) living independently of man; not domesticated or tame
2. (of plants) growing in a natural state; not cultivated
3. living in a savage or uncivilized way
4. (of a card, such as a joker or deuce in some games) able to be given any value the holder pleases
5. a desolate, uncultivated, or uninhabited region
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In 2007, the Royal Botanical Gardens (KEW), Surrey, England, created an updated family tree of the genetic diversity of coffee, identifying more than 103 wild coffee species across Africa, Asia and even Australia.
I remember how, every morning, my grandmother would dry wild coffee berries in the sun, then hull and roast them for her cup of coffee.
Caffeine is a natural insecticide, which explains why wild coffee plants that lack caffeine tend to contain other bitter compounds --to deter pests.
However, wild coffee is in danger and a growing population could worsen the situation, since more and more forest areas would be partially cut down or totally transformed to farmland.