The houseplant industry is one of the few industries that millennials have not been accused of killing. Plants provide all sorts of benefits, from feeling calmer to purifying your air. Most houseplants are native to tropical or subtropical climates. When kept in pots and/or indoors, it means that you have a different set of challenges than one would normally encounter in native conditions. Plant care can be tough, but it’s also rewarding.

I spoke to people who found success with growing coffee as a houseplant in areas like Boston, Florida, Colorado, Sussex, and the Netherlands; these are all locations that do not resemble coffee’s native environments. And with the help of an agronomist, producer, and horticulturist, I’m now armed with all of the information you may or may not have wanted to know about putting your best leaf forward.