|Coffee plant likes the shade.|
Coffee plants are used to high humidity as you would find in the rain forests, but they also do well in bone dry conditions. Summers are brutal in the Dominican, hot and dry. In the house environment a Coffee plant would do fine just as long as you pamper them a bit with a quick shower every once in a while. They love that! Most plants do. Also, placing the pot on a tray of pebbles full of water will help keep humidity levels up. Just do not allow the pot to sit in water.
|The coffee beans before they are ripe enough to pick|
|Coffee beans drying in the sun|
|El fogon for roasting coffee beans|
"What? Ten, twenty or a hundred cups?" I asked.
"More, maybe two hundred!" he replied.
Tom and I grinned at each other and Tom said, "So, a week's worth for you then."
Everybody burst out laughing...even my father, who can barely go thirty minutes without a cup of very good, very strong, organically home-grown Dominican coffee.