Tomorrow, Sunday, we pick the last of the coffee in the hot strong sunshine and refreshing summer breezes.
The coffee trees are looking tired, it is time to relieve them of the fruit they are struggling to mature and let them grow new branches. Some trees are starting to flower and we want to channel their energy in a controlled way into growth that will yield our coffee and to do that we need to prune.
We will take the red, the green and the defective dried berries..... we will take every last fruit off the farm. This is the end of the harvest. Time to prune, get rid of diseased branches and re-generate for next year.
The red will be sold at a reasonable price, the rest will barely cover costs and will end up in the National market. It will however, allow us to clean our farm of every last cherry and get on with a long list of jobs we need to accomplish before planting time.