Promoting coffee discussion.

Date: 30 Mar 2007 02:24:24
From: solwisesteve
Subject: Growing your old beans
Really this is to UK readers but input from all round is welcome :-)

The topic is growing your own coffee bean plants.

1. What's involved? Special growing conditions? Would a green house be
okay (in the UK)?
2. How many beans do you get from a single plant - so, how many plants
do you need?
3. Where to get plants which give a good tasting bean - if it helps my
preffered bean, at the moment, is Brazil Espresso perfeito Blend from
Has Bean.

Thanks a bunch - of beans :-)


Date: 30 Mar 2007 23:44:38
From: solwisesteve
Subject: Re: Growing your old beans
On 30 , 11:34, (D. Ross) wrote:
> Coffee likes a year-round climate between 60F and 80F, elevation, lots of
> water, and shade. England has the water and shade, and I suppose the plants
> can be protected when the temp drops, but if you really expect to be growing
> quaff-quality beans in any quantity in your allotment or cottage plot, I
> think you have a major task ahead of you! I think you would have much
> better luck with oranges or grapes.
> - David R.

Just an idea... A bad one by the sound of it :-)

Thanks anyway :-)

Date: 30 Mar 2007 10:34:23
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: Growing your old beans
"solwisesteve" < > wrote:

Date: 30 Mar 2007 12:11:33
From: Coffee for Connoisseurs
Subject: Re: Growing your old beans
IIRC, a glasshouse somewhere near the summit of Ben Nevis should be just
about right, although it's been a couple of decades since I was in Wales.


Date: 31 Mar 2007 01:11:36
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: Growing your old beans
"Coffee for Connoisseurs" < > wrote: