Coffee is known as a beverage in Europe since the 17th century, and it has become absolutely indispensable since then. There are 124 species worldwide, but in Europe, we mainly use the varieties Arabica (Coffea arabica) and Robusta (Coffea canephora), whereas at least nine coffee species are grown and consumed worldwide
Although the cultivation of coffee as a crop in temperate climates is not possible in an economically and ecologically sound way, a cultivation experiment in your house or greenhouse can still be very exciting. Coffee is a deep-rooting plant, so you should definitely use high flower pots.
The majority of people are familiar with coffee seeds only in their roasted form: irresistibly fragrant coffee beans. Still green, unprocessed coffee beans are nothing else but coffee seeds, sometimes called coffee cherries or green coffee. To cultivate a plant from raw coffee seeds, they should not be very old, because they are capable of germination only for a short period.