This charming Coffee arabica is a house plant here in the UK as it is half-hardy. If, however, the coffee plant is kept in a warm spot it is likely to produce some berries which will then provide you with some coffee beans! The glossy leafed plant is surprisingly easy to care for. Native to tropical Africa, there are actually 125 species of coffee, most of which grows at high altitude. Arabica is one of the main beverage species.