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How To Grow Cocoa Beans In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to grow cocoa beans by creating a Minecraft cocoa bean farm.

Minecraft cocoa beans are a food item that can also be used as a crafting ingredient to dye items and to make cookies. They can also be used as a loom ingredient to dye banners.

Cocoa Bean Farm Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Grow Cocoa Beans

  • Cocoa beans
  • Jungle wood
  • Bonemeal (optional)

Growing Cocoa Beans In Minecraft

1. Place Down The Jungle Wood Blocks

To begin cocoa bean farming, we need to place down our jungle wood blocks. You can place down as many as you want. In our example, we are going to place down 16 blocks (8 long by 2 high)

Place Down The Jungle Wood Blocks

2. Plant Your Cocoa Beans

Next, select your cocoa beans in your Hotbar and plant them on the side of the jungle wood blocks. You can plant your beans by using the following controls on your game controller:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right-click on the block.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the block.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button.
Plant Your Cocoa beans

After you have planted your cocoa beans, you'll notice green cocoa pods on the side of the jungle wood blocks.

3. Fertilize The Cocoa Pods

Your cocoa bean pods will slowly sprout in time. They will go through 3 stages of growth (the first stage the pod is small and green, the second stage it is bigger and colored tan, the third stage the pod is bigger yet and orange-brown). However, we can speed up their growth by fertilizing the pods with bonemeal.

So, select bonemeal in your Hotbar and use the following game controls to fertilize your pods:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right-click on the plant.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the plant.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button.
Fertilize The Cocoa Pods

As you use the bonemeal, you'll notice the pods sprout and change from green to orange/brown. Once your cocoa bean farm is fully-grown, we can harvest them.

4. Harvest The Cocoa Beans

Lastly, we will want to harvest the crop. To do this, you simply break the pods using the following controls on your game controller:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: left-click on the plant.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the plant and hold.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the RT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the R2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZR button.

After you break the pod you'll notice 3 cocoa beans. Be sure to pick the cocoa beans up before they disappear.

Minecraft cocoa beans are a food item that can also be used as a crafting ingredient to dye items and to make cookies. They can also be used as a loom ingredient to dye banners.

Minecraft cocoa bean farm

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