Coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world, and you can now grow your own! Strictly an indoor/outdoor house plant unless you live in zones 11, 12, or 13. Plants will grow in a low bush 3-5 feet tall and will not require any pruning. Coffee plants make an excellent house plant and will grow well in moderate light (3-4 hours of full sun) and can tolerate full sun just fine. They also thrive in a container. A fast grower once established. Plants will yield fruit after 3-4 years, plants will flower in April-July, and fill the house with hints of jasmine, vanilla, citrus, and sweet sugary notes. Fruit will begin green and turn deep red when ripe. Fruit can then be harvested and removed seed from the center of each berry (a cherry pitter works great for this) and the seed can be washed and set out to dry for 5-7 days before being roasted. Nothing is more satisfying than growing your own coffee, and so we have a complete growing guide to help you out!
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