Coffee Coffee and more coffee

Everyone should have a Coffee plant (Coffea spp) as a house plant. It not only can produce a cup of coffee each year, but its ripe fruit eaten fresh are delicious and if you filled your house with them you could use them to make juice and alcoholic beverages. Aren’t the berries a waste product of coffee production? Why don’t we see coffee juice for sale? The leaves can also be used to make “Coffee Tea” (perfect for those who can’t decide if they will have coffee or tea). Both are also high in coffeine. It is also a fantastic edimental, just look at the plant in full flower and the red berries are also attractive set against the dark green glossy leaves. A warning though, if you filled your house with coffee plants, the perfume from the flowering plants would overpower you!

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A coffee plant in full flower fills the house with perfume
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A coffee plant in full flower fills the house with perfume
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A coffee plant in full flower fills the house with perfume
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A coffee plant in full flower fills the house with perfume
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Flowering plant on my balcony
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Coffee at the Eden Project, Cornwall
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Dried coffee berries in the glasshouse at the Lund, Sweden Botanics
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Fully ripe berries are dark red and are delicious. I invite people in for coffee and this is what they get :)
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Coffee fruit is eaten fresh, used to make juice and alcoholic beverages. Isn’t this a waste product of coffee production? Why don’t we see coffee juice for sale? The leaves are also used to make “Coffee Tea”. Both are also high in coffein.
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Trøndelags mother coffee plant in Roar P’s house in Frosta – he gave me my plant in 2003
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Coffee immature berries at the Eden Project, Cornwall
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3 years accumulation of coffee beans ready to make the world’s most exclusive cup of coffee – the white beans have been spat out by the rich and famous visiting my garden – so this product is akin to the currently most exclusive coffee which has first gone through the digestive system of an Indian monkey… I’m taking bookings now for when I serve this coffee in  October – you will have to be rich and infamous though…
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Dried coffee beans..
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I am my company’s official coffee grounds recycler – this is the amount I’ve been taking home every week for over 10 years mostly by bike…
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Coffee grounds used as a mulch seems to deter slugs and snails
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Useful tropical plant display; Edinburgh Botanical Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

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What you do when the electricity goes off and you’re desperate for a cup of coffee. Eirik Lillebøe Wiken and son at Skomvær Lighthouse!
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A yellow-fruited form of coffee at RHS Wisley gardens. 

 

 

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