My little friend Daniel (el pollito)
My little friend from San Marcos de Tarrazu, Daniel (el pollito 🐥) sent me some pictures of their coffee plantación. The coffee cherries are ready and they are planning to start Harvesting coffee next week.
I’m so happy for them!!!!
It’s the picking of coffee cherries — ideally when they’re ripe.
The coffee is harvested by hand.
Hand-picking is labor-intensive, but it’s the only practical option in much of the world.
The best coffee is selectively harvested, which means only ripe beans are picked. This requires going through an estate’s trees multiple times.