Coffee seeds are planted in large beds in shaded nurseries.
After sprouting, seedlings are removed from the beds to be planted in individual pots in carefully formulated soils. They will be watered frequently and shaded from bright sunlight until they are hearty enough to be permanently planted.
Planting often takes place during the wet season, so that the soil around the young sprouting plants remains moist while the roots become firmly established.
Gradually, the saplings become young trees.