Love coffee? Love plants?
Native to Ethiopia, the coffee plant (Coffea arabica) will flower in the spring with small pale flowers and then display tiny berries that over time darken from green to blackish pods. Each of these fruits contains two seeds, which eventually become the coffee beans you know and love.
Indoors, coffee plants do best placed near a window but not in direct sunlight. Make sure to keep your plant away from drafts, such as those from air conditioning. And be prepared to water at least weekly to keep the soil moist.
These plants are water lovers and require both regular and ample watering. The soil should stay evenly moist but not waterlogged. Never allow it to dry out completely.