Arabian Coffee, Coffeetree
Arabica coffee is a hybrid species, formed by the hybridization of Coffea eugenioides and Coffea canephora. Arabica coffee is considered to produce the finest coffee beans. The beans are dried, roasted and ground into coffee. Quite easy to grow as a house plant in humid warm surroundings.
Summer, Autumn, Winter
Trees bear 3 - 4 years after planting and bear fully between 6-8 years. The fruits is ready to harvest 7-9 months after flowering. The coffee tree's fruit does not all ripen at one time, will have blossoms and berries in various stages of ripening.
Sowing time during Autumn and Winter. Soak seeds overnight before planting. Wait for an embryo to emerge (white protrusion at the end of the seed) and plant directly in a large pot filled with good potting soil.
Cuttings are most successful if using 12 - 15 cm tip cuttings. Leave 2 - 4 leaves at the tip. Treat with hormone powder like other plant cuttings. MAke cuttings during spring after berries have ripened and before flowering begins.
Southern Asia and Tropical Africa
A temperate climate with no frost. Ideal temperaturs between 15 ° Celsius to 24° Celsius
Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Fruits contain little flesh and are usually discarded. The seed, however, yields the very important coffee bean. The beans are dried, roasted and ground into coffee.
The caffeine in coffee acts as an stimulant. After consuming it travels to the brain and helps to produce 'feeling good' substances to lift your mood or spirit, enhance memory and thinking, but do not over-indulge!
The beans are dried, roasted and ground into coffee.
Bacterial blight - spots on leaves which dry out and become brown and necrotic. Copper sprays before the onset of the rainy season. Brown eye spot (fungus) - Brown spots on leaves, enlarge and develop grayish center and a red-brown edge. Fertilize well, as nutrient deficient plants are more susceptible