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Farm, Garden and The Land => Gardening and Agriculture => Topic started by: mountainmoma on April 10, 2018, 08:01:40 PM

Title: growing coffee indoors
Post by: mountainmoma on April 10, 2018, 08:01:40 PM
This had never occurred to me, but I found out today that a neighbor has had one for years, she has harvested and roasted the beans, made her own coffee. Right now her plant has outgrown her ceilings(10ft), and she has sold it to someone else, and is going to keep her replacement coffee bush pruned, she hopes to hold it to 6 ft. She says it is easy care, not fussy about temperature, but has to be inside, too cold outside in the winter and in the summer, too easy for sunburn. There was a picture, pretty houseplant. Her coffee bush is not in the warmer area of the house in winter, she says, in a back room, so above 40 ? , but not "room temp". She says the plant was 6" tall when she got it, and the first while it lived in the bathroom with heat and humidity.

So, there is a prep for you, if you were going to have a spot for a large houseplant. Our latitude is SanFrancisco CA latitude, I do not know if/how they grow further north. They like light, but not direct light.
Title: Re: growing coffee indoors
Post by: fritz_monroe on April 10, 2018, 08:29:30 PM
Wait!!!

You can grow a coffee tree indoors??????

I'm going to have to really look into this one.

How amazing would it be to serve guests coffee brewed from beans from my own tree?
Title: Re: growing coffee indoors
Post by: Redman on April 11, 2018, 03:53:24 AM
Hmm, available from WalMart, Amazon and others.
Title: Re: growing coffee indoors
Post by: Stwood on August 04, 2018, 02:55:19 PM
Hmmm. Would one tree keep up with 2 coffee drinkers????
Title: Re: growing coffee indoors
Post by: LvsChant on August 04, 2018, 07:07:10 PM
Wow! Cool idea... As Stwood asks... I'm wondering how much you yield from one tree...
Title: Re: growing coffee indoors
Post by: mountainmoma on August 04, 2018, 07:57:59 PM
about 40 cups of coffee per tree, at 4,000 beans per tree and 100 beans per cup of coffee.  If the coffee is weaker, more cups of coffee. So, in the range of 1 cup once a week from one tree...

https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/number-of-the-day-18-coffee-trees-per-person.html

But many commenters say that is wrong and that many beans would be a whole pot and it is 23 beans per cup.  That would mean 200 cups of coffee, which is maybe every other day a cup of coffee.
Title: Re: growing coffee indoors
Post by: LvsChant on August 05, 2018, 06:07:06 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: growing coffee indoors
Post by: Stwood on August 05, 2018, 09:03:42 AM
 8)

I'd need a dozen or so trees.