To grow a coffee plant or not to grow a coffee plant?
My friend bought me coffee seeds for Christmas. They are "guaranteed to grow" and give suggestions for germination, but say very little about the climate they grow well in. By looking at the major coffee growing regions of the world, I surmise that these plants like hot, humid, shady areas. I think they are also water hogs (what with growing in rainforests and all). So the question becomes, should I try to grow this? I live in Guthrie. I have thick red clay and my garden is in full sun. I also doubt if you get a coffee crop the first year you plant these guys. I might move by next summer and I'll be totally bummed if I leave my mature coffee plant behind. But I also don't want the seeds to become infertile by waiting on me to decide to plant them or not. So what do you guys think I should do?