Coffee Tips

  • We have an interesting animal at Dayboro which actually de-husks the coffee berries and leaves the beans in a neat pile at the base of the tree.  We consequently don't have to worry about de-husking which is the most time consuming part.  I just roast mine in the oven in a baking dish, flat chat for ages and it seems to work very well.   Ref: Jennifer Vickers
     
  • Bev Alfeld was visiting a farm in Puerto Rico and says “while walking the cultivated hillsides among the coffee trees, we broke open the ripe red coffee berries, sucking and nibbling on them. We had no idea that their outer flesh was edible; it was surprisingly sweet and delicious with overtones of flowers and spices.”  I tried it myself recently & enjoyed the taste.
     
  • In a California Rare Fruit Growers magazine, Bev Alfeld was visiting a farm in Puerto Rico and says “while walking the cultivated hillsides among the coffee trees, we broke open the ripe red coffee berries, sucking and nibbling on them. We had no idea that their outer flesh was edible; it was surprisingly sweet and delicious with overtones of flowers and spices.”
     
  • Grafting Coffee   https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/F_N-54.pdf