Can we really grow a coffee plant out of green beans straight from the jute bags?

Germinating of green beans... Heard lots about it but does it really work? Can someone share his or her experience? 

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I have germinated seeds right out of the bag. It's hard. And most of the beans that you plant won't work. Soak them in water for several days, until you see the little embryo pop out. Then plant. Then wait. a. very. long. time. People will ask why you have so many little dirt pots sitting around your house.
The probability of failure is high on this because you are using a part of the coffee plant that has undergone severe moisture and chemical changes during its processing. I'd go as far as saying its nearly impossible, since coffee has been fermented, sun or machine dried, and machine selected at origin. But most of all, failure of this experiment is due to the fact that coffee plants are developed not from green beans, but from coffee seeds, which are different and have not been altered in such a violent manner.
Although, I'm not implying you shouldn't try.



Josue Morales said:
The probability of failure is high on this because you are using a part of the coffee plant that has undergone severe moisture and chemical changes during its processing. I'd go as far as saying its nearly impossible, since coffee has been fermented, sun or machine dried, and machine selected at origin. But most of all, failure of this experiment is due to the fact that coffee plants are developed not from green beans, but from coffee seeds, which are different and have not been altered in such a violent manner.
Sounds like fun! I too have been heavily considering growing some coffee at home. This article got me pumped about giving it a try. Here's the link and best wishes: http://www.coffeeresearch.org/agriculture/homegrowing.htm

Very low chance of making it.  Coffee moisture content for shipping is set at 11%, that is the standard for the 100 lb sack.  The moisture content needed for a seed to stay "alive" and germinate is 25%.

 

You could get a few beans to sprout but it will be lesser number.

 

Matias

I planted like 20 seeds from some dry processed harrar in a flower bed.  After like a month, one popped up, crazy cause I didnt even plan on it working.  So I assume a dry processed bean has a better chance then another form of processing.  Gurneys is a nursery company that sells coffee plants already started.

 

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