Coffee is one of the most popular and well-known beverages around the world and it has been so for centuries. Coffee was allegedly discovered by a goat-herder named Kaldi, who noticed that his goat started acting all differently once they ate the energizing berries from the nearby Coffea arabica tree.
About 10 centuries later, people who start their day with a cup of coffee cannot imagine it otherwise. Its unique flavor and taste makes it the first choice of many.
Production of coffee
Coffee that is produced in an inorganic manner, i.e. with the use of fertilizers and chemicals, is considered less healthy and its production is polluting the environment.
This has led to the increased demand of organic coffee, which is grown the natural way, without causing any kind of damage to the soil or the environment.
Nowadays, many brands, like Organic Cafe Miami, have come up with the growing and selling of organic coffee. Next time when you buy a pack of coffee and see a label “organic coffee”, it means that atleast 95% of the beans in the pack are produced in an organic way.
Standards for growing the coffee naturally
When growing organic coffee, there are a few standards that needs to be kept in mind. Some of the guidelines are outlined below.
- Do not expose coffee beans to direct sunlight.
- Soil, where coffee is grown should be moist, but not wet.
- Soil should be free from pests and weeds.
- Vermi compost, organic manure or fertilizer should be used.
Method of growing organic coffee
If you do not feel like gardening there will always be places where they serve organic coffee, of which Coffee Shop in Wynwood is a great example. If you feel adventurous, you can grow the beans yourself.
From the local nursery, you will be able to buy the organic coffee plant which can be sown at your place to grow the coffee. Make sure that the coffee plant which you are buying is not more than a year old.
Understand the root system of the coffee plant for fixing it in the soil in pot. This plant should be kept near the window so that it gets the bright light, but not the direct sunlight.
Little amount of water and organic manure or fertilizer can be used to promote the healthy growth of the coffee plant. After 8-12 months, the coffee plant will be ready to be sown in the ground.
When you perform planting of coffee trees from pot to the ground, make sure to do it carefully to leave sufficient space between the two plants. For the coffee beans that require shade for growth, do not add much water to the plant.
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