Now you can enjoy growing your own coffee with Fast Growing Treesí Coffee Plant. This woody perennial has glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers that bloom for several weeks during the early spring.
The evergreen plant is easy to grow and requires minimum maintenance. It can be grown in a pot or outdoors and is hardy in zones 9-10. It can easily adapt to most soil types and enjoys full to partial sunlight.
Once the plant is three to four years old it will begin to produce coffee beans. The fruit, known as the coffee cherry, begins as a small green berry which will gradually turn yellow. As it continues to ripen it will turn bright orange and finally dark red in about eight months. At this point it is ready to harvest.
Each coffee bean is protected by soft pulp which can easily be removed by gently squeezing the fruit. You can easily harvest as many beans as required and roast them in your oven or roaster. Once they have completely cooled they are ready to grind and percolate into a delicious brew. Growing your own coffee was never easier.