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Climate & Soil

The soil should be deep, friable, and rich in organic matter with a pH of 6.0-6.5. The soil and climatic requirements for Arabica and Robusta types are as follows:



Requirements Arabica Robusta
Elevation 1000-1500 m above MSL 500-1000 m above MSL
Annual rainfall 1600-2500 mm 1000-2000 mm
Blossom rain March-April (2.5 - 4.0 cm) Feb-March (2.0 - 4.0 cm)
Backing rain April-May (5.0 - 7.5 cm) April-May (5.0 - 7.5 cm)
Shade Medium to light Uniform thin
Temperature 15-25ºC 20-30ºC
RH 70-80% 80-90%

 

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