Thursday, December 29, 2016

It's time! - Our Life in Costa Rica

 Coffee season has arrived!

Each year coffee is harvested during the dry season when the coffee cherries are bright red, 
glossy and firm. 
They leave behind unripe, green beans to be harvested at a later time. 
Most coffee berries are handpicked from the plants. The berries are then taken to beneficios (processing plants), where they are washed and removed of pulp. The beans are then dried in the sun or by a machine. Afterwards, beans are sorted according to size and shape and sealed off in bags.

our coffee tour
Please click if you missed my post "Coffee Talk"  or the related video

Today as we walked to the bus, we could see the workers out picking the ripe, red coffee beans. It's a family affair including the pets.

coffee in our yard

These are the bags used to harvest the coffee beans

We have coffee in our backyard and Marcelo told us that the long rainy reason has caused problems for the coffee. I'm happy that they have started picking it. 

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