Grow coffee plants in the largest containers you can find. Half-barrels, also known as whiskey barrels, provide plenty of growing space for the shrubby evergreens. Prune the coffee plant, which can grow to 50 feet in the wild, to a height of 4 to 6 feet.
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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.