Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Coffee harvesting

2 weeks ago we visited our friends  Edita and Mindo to have a little chat and check out their coffe tree. It's not common to see a 2m tall 8 years old coffee tree in an irish home. Most of the cherries were ripe and ready to harvest. We started to pick the cherries by hand and we ended up having a handful of deep red ripe coffee cherries. Straight there we squeezed the cherries out and two green beans appeared in our palms which we washed and let it fermented in water. Since then the coffee beans are drying and soon they will be ready to be roasted. I'll keep you updated.

All images were made with the Fuji X-Pro 1 and the 35mm 1.4 lens using off camera flash.