Futures prices of coffee are awful and I am OK with that. In fact, feeling quite smug. Turns out the timing of cutting down over half the farm was good. In two years my production will be back and hopefully so will prices. If not, I have two years to think about how to market my brew.
In the meantime, it is about making those babies as strong as possible before the next dry season. All the growing needs to be done in the next 6-8 months so they have roots able to withstand dry soil, strong sun and dry winds.
It is a time to fertilize when the rains wash the nutrients into the soil, keep the area clean as weeds are shooting up faster than the coffee, watch like a hawk for disease and pounce on the first visible spots of fungal problems with liberal applications of biological fungicide.
It is really a time to be a gardener and I'm in my element.