Propagated by seed and cuttings. Found in mixed primary tropical forests in rich, clayey soils and grows well with other trees and shrubs. Prefers well-draining, lime free, loamy soils with partial to full sun.
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
Resin from bark used to make food products such as dairy products, chocolate flavoring, and syrups. Resin used medicinally as an antiseptic, expectorant, astringent, and to support the circulatory system and treat coughs, bronchitis, colds, and sore throat. Used externally to treat wounds, skin ulcers and allergies, cold sores, warts, and to soothe dry skin. Resin is also used as incense and in cosmetics as an antioxidant and to make fragrances for detergents, soaps, lotions, and shampoos.
- Coffee Shade
Eaten by porcupines and deer.