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Offline SlickMick

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Who Grows their own Coffee?
« on: August 06, 2009, 04:52:20 AM »
Who grows their own coffee?

The last few years I have been getting a crop from my 1 tree.... but it sure is labour intensive to make coffee out of the beans.

Just took about 3 gallons of cherries off the tree and starting the process.

Any short cuts?

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Re: Who Grows their own Coffee?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 08:36:46 AM »
I can't believe that in a great nation of coffee drinkers, no one from this forum grows their own coffee :roll:

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Re: Who Grows their own Coffee?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 10:28:56 AM »
Never thought to try. Didn't even know it would grow here.
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Re: Who Grows their own Coffee?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009, 10:38:36 AM »
If it would grow here you bet I would be doing it.
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Re: Who Grows their own Coffee?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009, 10:58:07 AM »
I did read in the paper this week that more and more people are growing their own tobacco. Higher taxes are forcing people to grow and roll their own.

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Re: Who Grows their own Coffee?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009, 12:04:20 PM »
I have considered researching the possibility of growing coffee here, but I don't think it will grow here...
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Re: Who Grows their own Coffee?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009, 12:10:34 PM »
We actually have a wild coffee that grows here in Florida. The berries are quite small and I understand they're not really worth the effort of harvesting. I do grow my own tea though.
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Re: Who Grows their own Coffee?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2009, 09:25:46 PM »
I have recently planted some non-hybrid coffee seeds, just waited for them to emerge (if I haven't under or over watered them  :-\

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Re: Who Grows their own Coffee?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 01:29:40 PM »
I've considered growing my own coffee, but after thinking about it I doubted it would be worth the time and effort. I have one parent that works for Nestle's coffee producing plant, and another parent that works for Green Mountain Coffee company (don't ask). Between the two, I've realized that drying, roasting, and curing coffee beans just isn't practical for any one individual to do.

We actually have a wild coffee that grows here in Florida. The berries are quite small and I understand they're not really worth the effort of harvesting. I do grow my own tea though.
Scott

Interesting. What kinds of tea do you grow? Is it worth it?