Coffee beans are seeds. It is used to brew coffee after being dried, roasted, and ground. Without processing, the seed can be planted and grow into a coffee tree.
Simply soak the beans of your choice in a shallow dish with a cotton ball, allowing the cotton to absorb and retain the water while remaining in contact with the beans at all times:
After 5-6 days, you'll notice that the cotton is absorbing the color and aroma of your blended coffee. Approximately 4 days the beans will sprout after the cotton has dried.
The bean contains an enzyme that allows it to sprout even after it has been roasted, and the plant can take on a slight aroma and flavor from the roasting flavors.
You'll need the proper soil for your initial potting. Your soil should be nutrient-dense and allow for root penetration. A soil pH of approximately 6 is ideal. Additionally, you'll want to ensure that the plant has adequate drainage — excess pooling water is detrimental to the plant.
As your plant matures, you'll need to establish a routine for coffee plant care that promotes its healthy development. Water it just enough to keep the soil moist — too dry or too wet soil is detrimental to the plant.
Additionally, you can use a pebble tray filled with water to assist in maintaining humidity. Every few months, check the pH level of the fertilizer and fertilize as necessary. Regular pruning, which you could do every spring, is also beneficial for its growth.
Repotting your coffee plant as it grows is another step you can take in the spring when it reaches a height of more than 2 feet. Initially, you'll want to repot the plant when it reaches approximately 8 inches in height, and then again when it reaches approximately 24 inches in height during its first full year. Ascertain that you are repotting responsibly. While the roots require space to thrive, it is not recommended to over-pot a plant.
Other Questions about Coffee
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).