Coffee trees need a lot of love year-round. They will respond to having their particular needs addressed. They need to be fed properly. They need the right amount of shade. They need to be pruned to remain vigorous. They need protection from insects and nutrient-robbing weeds. Doing all that on a yearly rotation will get the farmer his crop. Will it be a tasty crop? Well, if they don’t work the details, you can be sure it won’t be tasty. Flavor depends on doing the necessities and a host of other, more esoteric essentials can come into play to decide on the quality of the coffee’s flavor.