N.C. coffee was grown in the shade (of a house)

“Java Coffee has been successfully grown near Milton, N.C. It was produced by a shrub only two years old, which sprouted from a grain of coffee planted on the north side of a house.”

— From The New York Times, Nov. 1, 1851

(The Times didn’t limit itself to “All the News That’s Fit to Print” until 1896.)