Yes you can grow your own coffee tree in the East Bay Area.
COFFEE ARABICA is a tropical evergreen shrub which will produce sweet cherries after 2-5 years, …. the pits are the coffee beans.
Best grown in a container to facilitate moving from household to outdoor environment come summer. That’s right, this should be a houseplant Spring, Fall and Winter and only brought out when temperatures are between 65-75 degrees consistently. Water when dry, the plant will tell you when its dry by drooping its leaves. Easily kept at five feet by pruning, left to it’s own devices, a coffee tree can reach 40 ft.! This is a must have for the Unusual Edible Gardener!
4″ pots of Coffee Arabica $5.00 at Ploughshare’s this September