Monday, February 2, 2009
A Trip to... Part 4
There i meet David, the caporal of the finca, who is in charge of the picking up process. He showed to Juan Diego a sample of the berries just to be sure everything is ok, an everyday routine that ensure quality. Remember that not all berries are at its best stage at a given time, so these workers have to pass several times at the same fields of coffee in the next weeks until the last bean have been picked up. As you have seen, the topography of this lands require a hard effort, that only you can achieve by hand, there is no place for machines here.
When they have filled up their sacks, a four wheel drive truck will come to carry the coffee to the beneficio, a facility where the coffee berries are processed taking all its pulp away and leaving only the clean beans...