You need to wait for ten years before production starts. However, after waiting for this long, the trees become old and too tall and bent for harvest. Therefore to avoid having old trees or bent trees, you must cut off 2 of 3 branches. The remaining branch is left to produce cherries and maintain the coffee farm for the next season. Most farmers cut off the stems after harvesting in July. As a result, the single unit has made cherries for harvesting by next season, so the coffee tree life cycle goes for 50 years. Fifty years explains why the coffee tree farms are passed down from generation to generation in the family.