Description for Coffee
Coffea arabica, commonly called Arabian coffee, is an upright tropical evergreen shrub or small tree that grows to 10-15â€™ tall.
It is now commercially grown in subtropical and tropical areas throughout the world.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Coffea arabica, Arabian coffee||white to pink||May to June||6.00 to 15.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Pour the water in the reservoir and put the carafe back on the heating plate. Measure Your Grounds: Add the desired amount of grounds to the filter: about 1 tablespoon per 5 to 6 fluid ounces of cold water for regular coffee, and 2 tablespoons per 5 to 6 fluid ounces for strong coffee.
|Part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||195 F (91 C) and 205 F (96 C).||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Coffee
- In coffee plantations, plants are kept trimmed to 6â€™ tall for ease of harvest and best production. Indoor container plants typically grow to about 4-6â€™ tall.
Typical uses of Coffee
Special features: Plants feature (a) glabrous, glossy, elliptical, dark green leaves with prominent veins and wavy margins, (b) fragrant (resembles the aroma of jasmine), star-shaped, white flowers that bloom in axillary clusters of 2-9, (c) green two-seeded fruits (berries) that gradually mature to yellow, light red and finally deep red and (d) fissured bark on older branches.
Culinary use: Berries are edible with a pulpy grape-like texture, but it is the seeds (coffee beans) that are coveted. Berries are picked by hand when ripe and depulped, with the extracted seeds/beans then dried in the sun before roasting. Coffee beans contain caffeine.
Ornamental use: In frost free climates, it is grown commercially for production of coffee beans or ornamentally as a specimen or in shrub borders.