The genus Coffea, consists of 25 to 40 species in tropical Asia and Africa; It belongs to the Coffeoideae tribe of the Rubiaceae family. They are evergreen bushes that may grow 5 m tall when unpruned and native to Ethiopia. It is one of the best-known plants in the world. The plant was exported from Africa to countries around the world and coffee plants are now cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in the equatorial regions of the Americas, Southeast Asia, India, and Africa. Coffee is a major export commodity: it is the top agricultural export for numerous countries and green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world.
Soil: Deep soil, well drained, which is neither too light nor too heavy. Volcanic lime soils are ideal.
pH: The optimum level is is between 4.2 and 5.1.
Climate: The best coffee is produced in areas that are at altitudes of 1200 to 1700 meters, where the annual rainfall is 2000 to 3000 mm and the average annual temperature is 16º to 22º. The crop requires abundant and uniformly distributed rainfall (or irrigation) from early flowering stage to late summer (November - September) to promote the development of fruit. In autumn, however, a period of drought is desirable to induce flowering the following year.
FIVE TERRA 12-44-12
NPK Drip for balanced nutrition.
Together with Grogreen 15-30-15.