Did You Know? : Coffee Cherry
Did you know that coffee comes from a fruit?
A coffee tree reaches a height of about 16-33 ft. As it gets older, it branches less and less and bears more leaves and fruits. Coffee plants are grown in rows, several feet apart. Some farmers, plant fruit trees around them and plant the coffee on the sides of hills, because they need specific conditions to flourish.
Heavy rain is needed in the beginning of the season, when the fruit is developing and less, later in the season, as it ripens. When the fruit is ripe, it is almost always handpicked.