Green Coffee Beans

Have you ever seen coffee beans growing on trees?

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I had this experience recently.

My adventure started out as a trip to a new little Colombian restaurant, Orobi Cafe’,

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Orobi’ Cafe Coffee from Troutman, NC

just outside the town of  Troutman, NC.

They had large photographs of coffee trees and some small coffee trees in the cafe’.

This lead to an exciting conversation about the family growing their own coffee beans.

I was invited to come to the greenhouse to see the indoor coffee plantation.

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Lovely Maria is the grower of the non-genetically-modified Arabica bean trees.

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All her plants come from one seventeen- year-old “mama tree.”

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Arabica coffee tree

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I have been invited back to witness the days of flowering in May.

Now, I have another reason to look forward to spring.

Just in case you were wondering, yes, I came home with my own little coffee tree.

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FLOWER

 

 

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