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Wood Flooring Species
Other Names and Species:
American Coffee Berry
The sapwood of the coffeetree is greenish-white, while the heartwood is light brown to light red in color. The species has a straight grain comparable to ash or red elm, and is coarse in nature.
Coffee bean has a natural resistance to decay, and lacks any noticable odor. Coffee bean is difficult to dry properly without splitting.
Janka Hardness: 1390
As a flooring option, coffee bean is a relatively hard and durable wood. It is nearly identical in hardness to white oak, is roughly three-quarters as hard as hickory or pecan, about forty percent harder than teak, and only about four percent softer than hard maple.
Coffee bean responds well to cutting tools. Pre-boring is recommended, yet the wood holds nails well once they are in place. Glue holds well with coffee bean flooring. This species works to a good polish.
Coffee bean’s uses include desks, cabinets, wardrobes, and tables.