Our Coffee Tree Journey
Look how beautiful she is!
One of our favourite things about our Walmer Roastery is that we now have a garden with our own coffee tree!
Coffee lovers will recognize the dark red cherries dangling from coffee plants during harvest season, but in order for the fruit to grow every year, they have to flower first.
Both the climate, particularly the amount of rain the region receives, and the age of the plant determines how well a plant will flower and the quality of beans it will produce.
Each blooming flower is a symbol of the coffee bean that will come months later.
About a month after the flowers appear, the aroma of the flowers is at its strongest and the petals begin to fall to the ground.
Left behind after the flowers fall is the carpel, which will eventually mature into a coffee cherry.
The self-pollinating plants then nurture this cherry until it is a ripe coffee bean ready to be roasted for your morning cup of coffee, and then the flowering process begins all over again.
Our little tree is in the maturing stage now and we cannot wait to see how she changes colour!
Stay tuned for more updates on our coffee tree journey.