Growing coffee plants in Southern California

Just attended a fascinating presentation by Ramiro Lobo, farm advisor in San Diego County with the University of California Cooperative Extension, about growing coffee in Southern California. The short of it is that there are a bunch of reasons to try it — even...

Coffee plant at San Diego’s Balboa Park

For a number of years, I’ve been watching this coffee bush mature in the Trees for Health garden in  San Diego’s Balboa Park. I used to live down the street from it. Lately, it has begun looking healthier than ever, with only a tiny bit of tip burn on a...