The standard method of planting coffee is to put 20 seeds in each hole at the start of the rainy season. This approach loses about 50% of the seeds potential, as about half stop working to grow. A more efficient approach of growing coffee, utilized in Brazil, is to raise seedlings in nurseries that are then planted outside at 6 to twelve months. Coffee is frequently intercropped with food crops, such as corn, beans, or rice throughout the first couple of years of growing as farmers end up being familiar with its requirements. Coffee plants grow within a specified location in between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, called the bean belt or coffee belt.


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