The Coffee Journey
1. PLANT PROPAGATION
Coffee seeds are pulped from the coffee cherry and planted in small plastic tubes. Once growth occurs, the seed pushes itself out of the ground, with stem and roots below. The seed eventually opens out into the first two leaves, with rapid growth following.
Grown under shade to ensure the tender growth is not burnt by direct sun, the sapling coffee plant continues to grow with twin opposing leaves up the stem, until the first branches appear.
Within six-eight months, the young trunk has hardened and is ready to be planted in the open plantation.