August 24, 2011

Time for a Coffee?

On frosty winter mornings I love to take a stroll through our coffee plantation.  she jokes.
We do have some coffee trees.  About 12 or so I'd say. So it's more of a coffee grove than a plantation.  Nicely tucked away behind the garage and very nicely screening off our neighbours.
No I haven't made coffee. ... and no I'm not planning it at the moment.  Maybe one day in the foreseeable future.

I have investigated all the steps involved, and whilst it would be lovely to drink our own organic coffee ... at this point in time it just seems like a lot of effort for a small result.

However, I am very fond of the coffee trees.  Their lovely dark glossy green leaves, sweeping symmetrical branches bearing beautiful white flowers, and these lovely shiney red coffee beans.

One day too I might be very fond of the coffee they produce.
Linking up with Hazels' Winter Wednesdays.  Put the kettle on and hop on over.

Cheers for now - Wendy

My response to  previous comments -

Kim - it definitely isn't broccoli, but that's a good point about the cross plant.  Hadn't thought of that one.  Will keep you posted.  In the meantime it is still growing madly.
delia hornbook - that's all right Dee, we don't either!  Thanks for the comments on the holiday snaps.
saving for travel - thanks, Caloundra is lovely.  The gateway to the Sunshine Coast about 1.5 hours north of Brisbane.  Beautiful spot.


Phoebe said...

WOW! Home grown coffee! What pretty plants!

**Anne** said...

Those coffee bushes have really lovely foliage and I didn't expect the beans to be red. Home grown organic coffee does sound nice, but if it's heaps of work.....
Have a lovely evening,
Anne xx

Liz said...

So thats what coffee looks like...are those beans ripe?

Anonymous said...

Well I've just had an education on coffee - the beans are so pretty Ii had no idea.

Rose said...

Oh do it, do it! No, I can understand, it is a lot of work for a small return.

saving for travel said...

I'm off to have a coffee now Duchess, you have tickled my tastebuds with your beautiful coffee tree.

Take care.

Sft x

Ali said...

Hmmm... big trees hey... I think I might have put my coffee tree in the WRONG place! Lol, I thought they were more a bush than anything. Yours look glorious, and what are you doing - get out there and dry and grind. I don't care if I get 5 beans, I'm going to give it a go! Drop of coffee anyone?

Ooo that's funny.

I don't even like coffee.

Andrea said...

Mmmm i love to have a coffee best shared with friends! Wonderful lush coffee trees and your own little grove, do you have many birds attracted by them ?

muppy said...

wow, i would never have even thought of growing coffee trees! the fruit look beautiful :)

Fiona from Arbordale Farm said...

Something coming your way tomorrow. pop over to my blog when you have time.

Judith said...

I didn't realise they were that big. They look great and what a fantastic screen they make.

Kim said...

I didn't know coffee plants were so lovely to look at . I wonder do they make decaf coffee plants?

Bayside Rose said...

Now I know that I definately have a coffee plant down the back. I always wondered what it was. Thanks so much for the info.

Pam x