Who doesn’t want a few rare plants growing in the garden or apartment, to have the neighbours and visitors stop and say wow! In our search for some rare additions to our indoor apartment garden, we discovered a range of beautiful rare plants, that grow in the UK. Now not only do we continue to seek their beauty but also want to grow as many as possible, as we discovered a number of them are endangered species. Continue reading
Coffee trees, as they are commonly known, are actually named coffea trees. Coffea trees have been around since the 11th century, although the evidence is sketchy. History suggests that coffea trees were first discovered in Ethiopia. With it first being drunk in the conventional way, as we know it today, in the 15th century.
There are approximately more that 125 species of coffee trees around the world. The most commonly used to produce coffee being Arabica, Robusta and Liberica. Most coffee that reaches your cup will be one of those or a mixture of two, typically. The brown coffee beans used to make drinking coffee, come from cherries that grow on coffee trees. Continue reading