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Topic: collection of coffee plants (20 msgs / 411 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Hi all - this weekend I finished my inventory of coffee plants, and 
found out I have 150 separate plantings! Wow, it shocked even me. I 
posted a chart on this page of the 40 different cultivars we have, 
but Microsft Excel made it looks pretty shabby. Still, sorta 
interesting...http://www.sweetmarias.com/growingcoffee/Growing_Coffee_at_Home.html(You need to go 1/2 way down the page for the new information)
Tom
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2) From: Seth Grandeau
Have you cupped any of your homegrown?
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3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
If you go to the bottom of that page, you see the tree-dried/ripe 
cherry mix. That is what I processed and roasted. It made just 1 pot 
of coffee, about 6 cups. It was surprisingly good, like a Timor. Low 
acid, a little fruity. Considering it was grown at 22 feet elevation, 
not bad.
Tom
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4) From: Seth Grandeau
So we should look for the lot from Oakland some time next year?
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5) From: Pat Sklenar
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talk about a micro lot!!! :o
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6) From: Barry Luterman
No I pre-orderded the entire lot 1/8 pound
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7) From: Jim Carter
I thought there was a one bean limit.
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8) From: Bill
Man that is a serious collection of coffee plants!! wow!  I liked the pics,
too... especially the Sweet Maria's coffee greenhouse.  That's passion right
there!!!  bill in wyo
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9) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Thanks Bill - "Passion" is one word for it. There are some more 
clinical terms too. You know, people in warmer climates (i.e. my 
mother down in San Diego) actually get some serious yield from their 
coffee. I made 1 pot of coffee from 4 large producing plants - she 
could do it from 1 plant I gave her just a couple years ago. If you 
recall that the entire yield from a coffee tree located in a place it 
is really happy (i.e. a true coffee origin) produces just 1 Lb of 
green coffee a year or so, 1/8 or 1/10 Lb is not a lot. Farmers who 
have seen my plants can't beileve it will grow here ... and then they 
can't believe how small the plants are. There are several in a 
greenhouse at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens that are very large, 
around 12-15 feet.
Tom
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10) From: raymanowen
" talk about a micro lot!!!"
Talk about a micro micro or pico lot; µµlot or plot! -ro
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11) From: Edward Bourgeois
If the air could be thinned along with a pressure adjustment in the
greenhouse the plants might think they are living at 5000' .
Ed B.
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12) From: Bill
Ed,
Is that sufficient?  Is the only difference between 22 ft and 5000
atmospheric pressure?  I hadn't thought about it in those terms before, and
so your post is making me think.  Which is a good thing.
bill in wyo
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13) From: Coffee
Well, I would think the sunlight would also be different... less  =
atmosphere above means less filtering, more UV etc. Then of course  =
there is soil and rainfall and temperature...
-Peter
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14) From: Floyd Lozano
also, decrease gravity slightly.  and give the plants a better view!
-F
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15) From: Coffee
Happy plants make better coffee.
-Peter
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16) From: Michael Vanecek
What soil are you using in those trash-can containers? I have stuff 
planted in 25 gallon molasses containers (used by ranchers for molasses 
licks) - but the trash-can looks friendlier for the deeper taproot that 
coffee produces. I've got a handful of coffee trees I need to pot up and 
prune and will probably get a few more planted for grins and giggles.
Be well,
Mike
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17) From: Michael Vanecek
The higher elevation actually affects the coffee more by temperature 
than pressure. Cooler temperatures at higher elevations in the tropics 
allows the beens to remain on the tree longer since they ripen slower, 
which is beneficial to their density and quality.
Be well,
Mike
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18) From: Edward Bourgeois
I was at my local market and they had some coffee plants in 4"pots,
growth was about 6"+ high as I remembe. The pots were made to look
like to go coffee cups. They came from a grower in Canada. The leaves
looked right but there were about 6 stalks coming from the soil. I
assume from 6 sprouted seeds in a bunch. All the larger trees I've
seen from pics like Toms and others are never bunched. Would I need to
try to separate these and would it likely damage them doing so?
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19) From: Bob
Ed,
I've separated similar groupings and had good success. While the 
roots all tend to intertwine, you can usually get most of them 
to survive. I just moved them into separate clay pots.
I have found mine at both Home Depot & Lowes garden areas.
Bob ~ Denver, CO

20) From: Michael Vanecek
It's sad that people do that because it's very deceptive. Individual 
seedlings are a bit gangly so people bunch several together to make them 
look fuller - probably because they don't expect them to survive more 
than a year anyway. I would try to separate them - use a jet of water to 
clear the soil off the roots and tease then gently apart and pot them up 
individually and keep very moist for a while so they can recover. 
However, coffee can be unpredictable with regards to root disturbance. 
I've read they were fairly sensitive, but a flood a few years ago washed 
one of my containerized coffees down-stream a bit where it stripped the 
soil from the roots. I stuffed it back in a pot with potting media and 
babied it an it recovered pretty nicely so your mileage may vary.
Be well,
Mike
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