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Old 12-24-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Its time to get the donkey out with burlap sacks, and pick the beans just like Juan Valdez.



Arabica "beans". Nothing less. No Brazilian commercial types either. Grew the tree from a "seed" bean 5 yrs ago.

Anyway, kinda reddish Christmasy feel/look to it- coincidentally they ripen during Christmas.

Noquacks.

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Old 12-24-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
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that's neat. ill take a large ,double cream.

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Old 12-24-2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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Nice little crop! Are you going to try to process those?
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Nice little crop! Are you going to try to process those?
Youre darn right, Mike. Hey, after nurturing it for 5 yrs or so, yeah- Im gonna pick them and load up the beans onto the sacs on the donkey, then you have to remove the pulp- kinda time consuming, then dry them for a few days, then toast them carefully in the toaster oven. Its my 1st time. Wish me luck.

Oh, on the cold nights, even here in FL, (yes, its too cold in FL for coffee usually), I have to bring the poted tree inside the garage, or it will die. Cant survive below about 45 deg F.........
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"noquacks"
Those coffee-beans look really good!!
Don't "toast" them - "Roast" them!

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Those coffee-beans look really good!!
Don't "toast" them - "Roast" them!

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Geez, thanks, ross- I almost ruined 5 yrs of work. Roast, not toast!! Gonna look up the difference in google now........
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Geez!
I just went back, and looked at the picture of your plant.
Holy Moly!
Them's be's some good looking coffee beans!!!
Yeah!!! -
Roast them!!
WOW!!
Nice!
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Thanks, ross. Yup- its a pretty plant. Graceful leaves and all. Got other stuff too in the garden. Exotics and regular stuff.......gotta do something to prepare for Armegeddon.........
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"Armageddon"
It's not going to happen in our life time -
Be concerned with your family and friends - Now!
(Nice coffee beans!)
Like I said - "WOW"!

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"Armageddon"
It's not going to happen in our life time -
As long as you die before 12-21-12....

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Whew, I was almost afraid to read this thread, I was afraid the dern government was going to take our coffee away.

That is some pretty plants, I never thought about trying to raise coffee.
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I don't think I would be concerned what the "Incas", Aztecs", "Mayans" ...
have to say about the year 2012.
Most of them are not here!
We'll see!

Happy New Year!

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(Jim - I didn't know, we could do that around here - "coffee"!)

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Looks good noquacks! Post a pic of a steaming cup of coffee from the beans when it's all said and done!
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Thanks very much guys for the compliments and advice about preparing for the end of the world, as the Maya predicted.

Heres another picture of today- picked about only 1/3 of the tree's production:

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Gonna stock up on the Coffee and chocolate (cocoa bean)- they have by nature, a "pulp" that supposed to resist nuclear radiation, just in case.

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