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Coffea arabica - Coffee Cherries ripening


Coffea arabica - Coffee Cherries ripening (Coffea arabica - Coffee)

My coffee cherries are ripening...soon there will be so many cherries.
Photo taken May 29, 2010.



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Do you harvest them?

30 May, 2010

 

Meanie:

I don't roast the beans (which are the seeds). I do eat the cherries (fruit) though...most of the time they're very sweet. Many of the fruit will fall to the ground and germinate...it happens every year.

30 May, 2010

 

Fantastic. So different

30 May, 2010

 

Does that mean you wake up and smell the coffee before you even make the coffee ?....LOL ...

30 May, 2010

 

Cinderella:

Thanks! It's not different. This is the true coffee tree...the coffee cherries produce the coffee seeds which when roasted make coffee. : > )

30 May, 2010

 

Very interesting, thanks for that. Is it a very large tree or a bush,

30 May, 2010

 

Palmate:

I don't drink coffee...however, I think one year I will roast some of my coffee beans (seeds) and make a cup.

By the way the cherries don't taste anything like coffee...they're sweet tasting almost just like a sweet cherry (Prunus avium hybrids)

30 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Very interesting D. not what I thought coffee beans looked like at all !

17 Aug, 2013

 

Amy:

These are not coffee beans. They're coffee cherries. The "coffee beans" are the seeds which are roasted. There's usually two seeds in one coffee cherry.

18 Aug, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Ah Now I'm with you D. what I really meant was I didn't know Coffee beans grew inside a cherry ,they serve raw coffee beans in restaurants as a side treat with deserts sometimes with a chocolate covering , quite nice like that :o))

18 Aug, 2013

 

The coffee seeds have to be treated and roasted to become a "coffee bean". The coffee beans you see in deserts and which are ground for a cup of coffee do come from the coffee cherries. Many people who don't live where they can grow outside are usually surprised how they grow.

My tree coffee used to be so productive. I loved when it bloomed with thousands of small flowers.

Here's a photo of my tree in bloom with lots of ripe fruit.
The leaves get brown-tipping from the horrible, hard water here in San Diego, CA.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/174306-coffea-arabica-coffee-tree-flowers-and-fruit

18 Aug, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Thanks D. we learn something every day on GOY ! the flowers looks so pretty it must take ages to remove all the old berries it's a shame about the hard water ,we have very hard water in this area i'm forever descaling the kettle it's tough on the washing machines etc..

18 Aug, 2013

 

Yes, I have learned a lot on GoY...and I knew a lot about plants (because I studied horticulture and botany) before GoY. :>)

I know about hard water much too well. It's horrible for everything, plants including. You most likely have an advantage over us in San Diego...you probably receive 5 or 6 times our average rainfall. The climate here in very dry with so little rain during the wet or rainy season. We only had about 6 in (15cm) of rain this past season. We haven't had any rain since the beginning of April and most likely won't see any rain until late Nov or the beginning of December.

19 Aug, 2013

 

Lots there is nt there interesting they taste sweet the coffee cherries.

3 Jun, 2017

 

Yes, coffee cherries are a fruit. It does taste like a cherry, also. :>))

4 Jun, 2017

 

I love cherries they say 5 cherries equals one asprin good for the heart.

5 Jun, 2017

 

That's very interesting. I never heard that before. :>))

5 Jun, 2017

 

I heard it on the radio most foods are good for different parts of our bodies Carrots for eyes walnuts for the brain mango for the lungs grapes for breast bananas for the heart must have a bit of green in not dark soots they then turn to sugar prunes and pears make you go to the toilet Arrowroot biscuits are good to bind you if you have the runs toilet wise cabbage is good to stop cellulite beetroot is good for the blood porriage oats and weetabix lowers blood pressure lemon and a tiny bit if baking soda drink for cancers violet leaves for cancers and mangos.

6 Jun, 2017

 

Wow! That was very informative! Thanks! :>))

8 Jun, 2017

 

Your welcome we had a page on here a few years ago most chipped in on what foods do good for parts of our body I recall Derekm contributed lots to it.

8 Jun, 2017



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