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November 3, 2018

Throughout my time of developing into being a coffee snob, I have undergone a transformation. I have undertaken the pursuit of growing coffee from seed in Minnesota, learned how to drink coffee with precision and skill, and even created a platform for the world to read...

August 6, 2018

Jason and I have been growing coffee for at least 2 years now. We have been able to grow seedlings that arrived from Florida with varying success. We have grown coffee from seed with varying success. I would have hoped that I had the answer key for what makes coffee gr...

January 29, 2018

It has been a long while since we have last updated our coffee blog. A major factor is probably because we live in Minnesota. And the growth we see takes AGES!!! But there have been a few things that have happened since we last blogged. 

For starters, I am frugal. This...

September 8, 2017

It has been a couple of weeks since the first CRASB1 shed its’ outer shell to reveal two lush green leaves. Since that time Jason and I have been conversing and commenting that we may need to move our seeds into deeper soil. Jason acted first and lifted his most promis...

August 28, 2017

The anticipation has paid off. It has sprouted, hatched, emerged, metamorphosed, transfigured! We have been relatively quiet on the Caficionado page, but our plants have not ceased to work diligently on History. Over these past two weeks, I have been meticulously monit...

August 24, 2017

Despite being one month since the sprouts started pushing up from the ground, the coffee beans have yet to grow any leaves.

July 31, 2017

Last you heard from us, we were bantering back and forth about the wrinkles we had in our coffee seeds. Well, since then there has been a lot of progress! I am amazed at how long it took for us to see any movement or progress from our seeds, and now in two short weeks,...

July 19, 2017

Yes. Wrinkles. And yes, this is YUGE! Who cares about being gun shy. I will happily get excited about weeds two years in a row. What do they say? Ignorance is bliss? 

I for one, believe Jason is simply jealous that Juan Lopez has not only eclipsed Juan Valdez, but is br...

July 18, 2017

"Some of them look wrinkly," he said.   "Wrinkly?" I responded. "Wrinkly," he answered. This description was not the indicator I had hoped to hear.

July 17, 2017

We have been growing our sproutlings for over a year now. They all started as two leaves nestled together in a pod. Since then we have separated them from each other and they live in their own pot. Just recently I noticed Juan Lopez was really catching on. 

He sprouted...

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