I like coffee. No more than two brews a day. I have 10 trees and this year there will be a good harvest. I spend some time pulling seedlings out, due to the king parrot loving the red cherry sweet skin covering the two beans. A beautiful small tree, loves it here and thrives. This region could grow enough for local consumption.
When I am told, you shouldn’t grow coffee, a weed, my reply is ‘do you drink coffee and where does it come from.’ Usually end of conversation.
when the outer is removed, the bean is left to forment in a glass bowl. When sticky and gritty the beans are then thoroughly washed and spread out to dry.
Drying the shelled beans in the sun. Once shelled, a mesh cloth and mallet, the beans are ready to be roasted.