Item Of The Day: Brew Your Own Cup Of Java

Is your neighborhood barista not good enough? Would you like to try growing you own coffee? Our script has found this listing on Etsy for Coffea Arabica beans.

Keywords: seed, garden, coffee, Etsy

From the Etsy seller…

It is also known as the “coffee shrub of Arabia”, “mountain coffee” or “arabica coffee”. Coffea arabica is believed to be the first species of coffee to be cultivated, being grown in southwest Arabia for well over 1,000 years. It is said to produce better coffee than the other major commercially grown coffee species, Coffea canephora (robusta), but tastes vary. C. arabica contains less caffeine than any other commercially cultivated species of coffee.

The fruit is a drupe (though commonly called a “berry”) 10–15 mm in diameter, maturing bright red to purple and typically contains two seeds (the coffee ‘bean’).

C. arabica produces small, white and highly fragrant flowers. The sweet fragrance resembles the sweet smell of jasmine flowers. When flowers open on sunny days, this results in the greatest numbers of berries. The berries are oblong and about 1 cm long. Inferior coffee results from picking them too early or too late, so many are picked by hand to be able to better select them, as they do not all ripen at the same time. They are sometimes shaken off the tree onto mats, which means that ripe and unripe berries are collected together.

Planting Instructions:

Peel the hulls off the seeds before planting so they can germinate.

Plant The coffee tree pepper requires rich soil, plenty of water, humid conditions, and partial shade. Plant seeds indoors 1/2″ deep. Keep soil moist and from drying out. Keep temperature between 80 and 85 degrees. Transplant in larger pots as seedling grows.

Germination: 60 days

Item Of The Day: Cat Stairs

Is your home missing a few cat-sized stairs? Does your pet want to be able to look down on you with an air of superiority? I just noticed this product on Etsy that our buying script ordered for a subscriber last week… a handsome set of cat stairs!

The seller describes them as “Handmade in Italy, birch wood cat stairs connected with jute rope.” A reviewer writes “I love it ! Cat is a bit of a fuddy duddy (new things !? Ewww!) lol, but she will get it!” I hope that our subscriber’s cat enjoys the new furnishings too.

Keywords: cat, Etsy

Item Of The Day: David Meowie

Yesterday machine girlboy posted on Instagram these cute cards ordered by our bot from shoprua.co.uk.

“This is definitely the coolest thing I’ve gotten from #bobcatinabox Thanks to @red.fox.design @rua_edinburgh its so cute! . #postcard #cat #davidbowie #davidmeowie #pug #pugsandkisses #illustration #art #surprise #mail”

Keywords: cat, cute cat, cute, David Bowie, funny, postcard, Etsy, From UK*

Item Of The Day: Dinosaur Soap

Do you have trouble getting your dinosaurs to take a bath? Why not try this special dinosaur soap designed just for them. This product just got added to our script’s database and we have lots of dinosaur lovers subscribed to the service. So we will be ordering quite a bit of dinosaur soap soon!

Keywords: dinosaur, soap, toy

From the Etsy seller, “Your little one will love getting in the bath with these adorable soaps! Or you can even use them for themed party favors or guest soaps! These glycerin based soaps contain a little dinosaur toy “frozen” inside. Each bar is hand poured and weighs approximately 3 oz. each and measures 3 x 2 x 1. inches. I will choose at random the toys that you get so it will be a surprise!”

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