Nothing to do with coffee but something I just had to share. All our eggs have gone. The best part of half a million eggs left Boquete to go East. They have gone to Panama City ready for the start of school. Children in the city have toast, eggs, and milk for breakfast before school. Apparently this is the ultimate breakfast - not sure what is wrong with porridge. Fortuantely, they don't eat double yokes so there were a few jumbos left for me.
We are suffering a severe drought. This is the driest dry season in living memory. It is very bad news for the baby plants and we are struggling to irrigate them. However, as is usually true it is not all bad. Stress brings on large quantities of flowers and right now my plants are full of buds. Even one year old plants have buds. Some 2.5 yr old tipica has flowers and the old bushes are laden. It will be a good yielding year if we can keep the fungus at bay. Now waiting for rain that will turn these buds into flowers.