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Topic: growing coffee from beans (9 msgs / 171 lines)
1) From: Zara Haimo
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We just got back from a wonderful couple of weeks in Hawaii.  While =
emptying out my suitcase, I found a few green beans I forgot I had - =
they all came from cherries we munched on as we toured various coffee =
farms.  I'm going to try sprouting them even though I've had no luck in =
the past getting green beans to grow.  What preparation do I need to do =
to the beans before I plant them - some still have the parchment on, =
some don't?

2) From: Brett Mason
What do coffee cherries taste like - you mention you were  munching on some
of them....
Thx,
B
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3) From: Zara Haimo
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The inside of the cherry bean was like a slightly sweet and very juicy =
jelly - very good and a handful might be refreshing on a hot day.  The =
skin was slightly tought and astringent, so I spit it out.

4) From: Justin Marquez
I wonder what the caffeine content is of the pulp?
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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5) From: Justin Marquez
Look what I found - A patent!
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Beverage formulation and method of making such beverage that is derived from
extract from coffee cherry husks and coffee cherry pulp  A beverage
formulation comprising a beverage having caffeine wherein the beverage
contains caffeine levels in the range of about 0.07 to about 0.30 mg/ml,
being optically clear, and having an added aroma; and wherein the beverage
comprises an extract that is derived from at least one member of the group
consisting of coffee cherry husks and coffee cherry pulp; wherein the
extract is in the range of about 5 to about 30% based on standardized
extract of the beverage; wherein at least a portion of the caffeine is
derived from the extract; wherein the optically clear is measured by a haze
value of at least below about 10; and wherein at least a portion of the
added aroma is derived from aroma recovered from the extract.
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Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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6) From: Barry Luterman
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They make for a nice wine though. Used to have a coffee tree in my back =
yard when I lived in Puerto Rico and I made wine from the cherries. I =
switched to making wine from the little bitter oranges that grew in the =
back yard after a while. they were even better and more plentiful.

7) From: Larry Johnson
By the way, Sweet Maria's home page has a new photo with the caption:
"Genuine West Oakland-grown coffee cherries at varying degrees of ripeness
7/07 -Tom"
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8) From: Bob
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Zara,
Check out Tom's page for some hints. I had two sprout from the six beans =
I planted three years ago. They are now about 18" tallhttp://www.sweetmarias.com/growingcoffeeathome.htmlBob [in Denver]

9) From: Michael Wascher
It sounds like a very involved explanation for making fruit juice,
specifically geared towards using coffee berries for the source of juice.
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