Last year I went to Guatemala. While I toured the coffee plantation I picked a few coffee beans. I gave them to one of the gardeners in our group and she planted them. When the plant was about 8" tall, she gave one to me. I tended it, put it outside in the shade this summer, and look at it now! If I can find a spot for it to thrive in the house, I might even get flowers, and eventually more beans!