Greg Martin wrote:Just wondering, I have this friend who tends to drink 4 cups of coffee a day. If this friend was to want to grow his own coffee to replace his store bought coffee, how much space would this friend have to grow out in coffee plants? This friend really would love to know.
IHe can quit any time....but he won't. This friend thanks you in advance!
Roshni Chandy wrote:Just acquired my slice of heaven (2.6 acres ) and a coffee grower friend, from Coorg (India) is giving us 6 plants (3 arabica, 3 robusta). Arabica is fussier and lives for a shorter while. Robusta for a longer period, but the flavour isn't as great.
He says 3 bushes are sufficient for a family of 4. He also advised planting fresh every 3 years (from bean) so we never run out of coffee.
Interesting factoid : a substitute for coffee is roasted okra seed. Read about this, but never tried it myself.
Thanks for this thread. I don't drink, i don't smoke, nor do weed and I gave up meat/fish/chicken. I will not give up coffee. If coffee goes extinct, I'll be guarding my bushes like a post apocalyptic hero ...
r ranson wrote: I have no idea if I can get a harvest, but what's a gardener if not optimism personified? Of course, I couldn't grow enough to feed my cravings, but it does make a good excuse to feed my houseplant addiction and will make a stunning addition to my plant wall I'm planning to help control the heat that comes in my big southwest window during the summer.