How is colombian coffee planted and harvested?
Our harvest is a game changer too. Some countries favor strip picking, which means pulling all the coffee cherries off the branch in one go, usually by machine. In mountainous Colombia, the norm is to “cherry pick” or select only the fully ripe cherries. Colombian coffee pickers examine a tree every 10 days or so and a good picker can harvest up to 90 kilos of ripe red cherries a day that way, around 18 kilos of coffee beans. Just thinking about it is enough to bring on a thirst. Time for a coffee break!