It does not matter if it is, caffeine-fueled, waking up, or intoxicating aroma in the kitchen, diners, and cafes, coffee has remained to be the most popular drink throughout the United States. Majority of Americans begin there day by brewing a fresh cup of coffee, while going or at home.
Those who buy the ready-made coffee brands, it can be quite expensive over the time. However, if you grind freshly grown coffee beans using a good quality coffee grinder from Baratza in UAE, you will stop buying store coffee ever again.Therefore, there is need to know how to grow your own coffee plant, at the comfort of your home.
Potted or seeds
The ways and mechanism on how to begin growing coffee at you depending on your decision. Just like how you can grow any other plant, you can begin with seeds. However, you can choose to buy a potted plant, which has already sprouted its leaves.
Nevertheless, if you do not have the patience to wait for the seed to germinate, you can consider using a plant that is already in a pot. Examples of these are Gurney coffee plant. It produces the fruits in 3 to 4 years. This is a hassle-free step and you can expect some coffee beans in a very short period.
It is very important that you make sure you replicate the natural environment in which coffee does well. Mist, filtered sunlight, and humidity are good in growing the coffee. Growing the plant indoors is very common in the country. Mostly, it is in a room that only allows 4 to 5 hours of the sunlight in a given day. You can as well consider you sing the artificial light since it is quite easier.
You will also be expected to provide 60 to 80 degrees at daytime and not below 45 degrees during the night. However, if your climatic condition is warm, you can choose to plant outside. Temperatures change will be a challenge because it can spoil your plant. Therefore, you should be very careful when choosing the site to grow your plant.
Many people prefer the indoor growing because it has a very good aroma and some health benefits. When you choose to grow your plant indoors, make sure it is in a place with ample space. You should always keep in mind that the plant grows up to 10 feet long. If pruning is required, you can do it either by cutting or pinching.
Caring for the plant
Once you have placed you plant in the right position, you will be required to maintain it well. Just like any other plant, coffee needs to be watered daily for good results. The soil should be moist at all times but well drained. Lack of watering the plant with enough water it can die, on the other hand too much of water can as well kill the plant.
Therefore, make sure you water only enough. You should also make sure there is sufficient fertilizer for the plant. This can be used twice a week form the month of March to October, once in a month right from November throughout to February. Nevertheless, you can still harvest some fruits without using the fertilizer, but your production will be quite less. You should consider using the fertilizer and water for better results. However, the Gurney fruit tree, food is highly recommended.
You will realize some small green berries will start to appear. This normally takes place after 1 to 2 months of fertilization. Over the time, at 7 to 9 months the plant berries will start to turn red in their color. It is at this time you will proceed to pick them. In each berry, you will find two beans. It is important to note that not all fruits will change their color simultaneously. So be careful when picking.
Once you have picked your ripe fruits from the tree and removed all the beans, you can proceed to roast them and begin your day, with your own homemade coffee.
It is very important to seek guidance from your local agricultural experts. They will be able to advise you on the best seed to plant based on your environmental factors. You can also consult a friend who could have successfully planted before. Generally, make a good research and you shall have good results. Make sure to keep away the fertilizer in a locked shelf, to avoid the children from swallowing the particles.