Drought resistant and can thrive without irrigation
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
The fruit is edible and eaten fresh or peeled, quartered, and cooked in syrup to make delicious preserves, the bark is used to tan fishing nets, the wood produces tannin and dye, and it yields a lightweight to medium weight hardwood with pale red, yellowish-red, or yellow-brown, pink tinged heartwood. The pounded leaves are used to induce sweating when applied to the skin and are used to make a decoction against diarrhea and fever, the powdered bark is an effective treatment for ringworms, and contains triterpenes with anticancer activity, and the aromatic roots are used as anti-diarrheic, anti-spasmodic, carminative (helps expel excess gas), antiseptic, and astringent, and are prescribed as a general tonic after childbirth.
- Coffee Shade
- Soil Improvement
- Erosion Control