Here’s an ultimate local food endeavor! We provide you the coffee seeds. You grow the plants and harvest the beans. We buy the beans from you, and roast the coffee for you.


These organic coffee seeds are from a community of farms in the Dominican Republic - Los Marrinitos, El Dulce, and Los Dajaos. This is a photo of our very own “bonsai” coffee plant that we’ve grown from seed. It is 8 years old and has
survived numerous nights when the room temperature has dipped below 55º. We are not plant experts, so we cannot offer horticultural advice, but we can provide you with some links to resources that know more than we do.


We CAN tell you that coffee seeds are notorious for inconsistent seed germination, so we hope at least some of your seeds germinate and become healthy plants.


We hope that all of you who acquire the coffee seeds will document your experiences with stories and photos to send to us, and we will share them here on our website.




Just send a self-addressed stamped envelope with TWO First Class stamps to:


Vermont Coffee Company

c/o Coffee seeds, please.

1197 Exchange Street, Suite 3

Middlebury, Vermont 05753


If you’re lucky, in 3-5 years you might yield a pound of coffee from a half dozen plants!


Here are some links to help you grow a healthy coffee plant:

Growing Coffee Beans at Home

Seed Germination

How to Care for your Coffee Plant


 

Lily’s coffee seedling just coming up after 6 weeks!

2011

Our coffee plant over the years.....

2010

2009

2007

2012

June 2012 - Produces its first cherries after a Friend recommends we pollinate the flowers ourselves!

[We used a paintbrush]

... . . after 9 weeks.

... . . 8 months later.