Coffee bug

(Zool.) a species of scale insect (Lecanium coffæa), often very injurious to the coffee tree.

See also: Coffee

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"I went travelling when I was 18 and I got the coffee bug and thought that was something I wanted to do.
Cindy Arsaga was a nurse and her husband, Cary Arsaga, was selling real estate in Fayetteville when they got the coffee bug in 1992 after trips to Boulder, Cob., led them to an attractive coffee shop.
These insects also are called 'variegated coffee bugs' and occur principally in Africa, but also to some degree in India.