A Visit to a Coffee Plantation

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Coffee plants. We were in the plantation at the beginning of the season in which they started to pick the coffee from the plants. Most of the coffee cherries were still green, but some of them were already red. The red ones are the ones that are ready.

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This machine, which is a little like the ones you find in a winery is supposed to peel the coffee cherry, so the peel will be separated from the coffee beans which are inside the cherry (usually there are two coffee beans in every cherry, but in 5% of the cherries there's only one bean).

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The coffee beans, right after they were separated from the peel.
  I plan to add a picture or two here that will show the final phase in which the coffee beans are left to dry up.
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