I have written on this blog about growing my own tea organically. I basically use the same method that people use to grow marijuana or succulents. I put the tea plant in some pots and put it inside a grow tent. I add LED grow lights to provide all the lighting the tea needs. Growing in a grow tent also allows me to control the climate completely, so I can give my tea the humid conditions it needs. This has resulted in some great harvests. It has also resulted in my next idea.
I’ve now decided to grow coffee organically in the same manner, in a grow tent underneath my LED grow lights. Growing coffee is not unlike growing tea. It has slightly different requirements, but they are not that different. Moreover, since I’m growing indoors in a grow tent, I can provide whatever climate my plants want. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside.
So why did I decide on coffee? Because I also like coffee and because I recently got a brand-new espresso machine. I went with an expensive machine called the Oscar from a company called Nouva Simonelli. This machine is very expensive, but it makes an amazing cup of coffee. An I love having a good cup of coffee when I kick back and relax and listen to my favorite vinyl albums on my vintage record player.
At first, I considered going with a cheaper machine, like the ones you find on Amazon. The reason for that was that I found an article covering the best coffee espresso machines that come with grinders, making me think they were the top models. But once I read that article, I realized it was only covering the middle end of the market and I wanted a high-end machine like the Oscar.
And of course, now that I had high-end espresso maker like the Oscar, I needed a high-end coffee. I bought a bunch of different types and found ones that I liked, and I have to say coffee is fairly cheap, just like tea, but I always felt like I didn’t know where it was coming from. The coffee packaging said it was organic, but was it really? You can never really know, unless you make it yourself.
That was the conclusion I drew for tea, because I just don’t trust things you buy from China and it is also the conclusion I drew for coffee. If I wanted to be sure that I was getting healthy organic coffee, I would need to grow it myself. And I definitely wanted to be sure of that, because I only wanted to feed my new espresso machine the very best coffee beans.
So I got myself some beans and put them in a grow tent. I decided to get a new grow tent and not use the same one that I was using for my tea plants. This also meant I had to buy another LED grow light which is also quite expensive. I ended up getting a nice security system too, just to ensure the safety of my new expensive equipment. This goes both for my grow lights and for my Oscar espresso machine.
I have not yet had a coffee harvest, but I’m very excited to try it. For now I will use my store-bought supposedly organic coffee beans, but as soon as I have my own I will be using those. I absolutely cannot wait to try my wonderful new coffee that I am growing myself in my grow tent under a grow light in my brand-new espresso maker with the wonderful name Oscar. I am so excited for this.