Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Colour and coffee

On Tuesday morning Fiona and I did our last pick of coffee cherries for this year - only a half a bucket full this time.

Thought I would share a few photos of the first stages of the process that goes from picking to grinding (which I'm doing tonight after roasting this afternoon).

©2015 Barry Smith - Red coffee cherries
©2015 Barry Smith - Coffee cherries in the hand operated pulper
©2015 Barry Smith - Pulped coffee cherries - some sorting to be done
©2015 Barry Smith - Pulp - for the veggie garden
©2015 Barry Smith - Fiona washing the pulped berries - you can see the cleaned beans - will soak for two days

There is so much colour about - few shots including the maples that have gone ballistic and a very deep red.

©2015 Barry Smith - Over night dew creates mountain scenes on the rust wall

©2015 Barry Smith - Dew laden maple leaf
©2015 Barry Smith - Detail of another red rose - very fragrant - on the sill of the kitchen window
And one can't go past that ever changing view in the valley - full of floods this morning.

©2015 Barry Smith - Light and clouds fill the valley
Another gorgeous day on the mountain.


  1. Such vivid colors! Ours are less so here right now as the leaves turn and drift into the yard. It's fascinating to see the coffee bean seems the aroma of a good strong coffee is wafting through the windows. Thank you for sharing these!

  2. Barry, I have one coffee bush with berries - I don't think I'll be doing anything with them except enjoy the colour of them. Enjoy yours. The flowers are lovely, especially the Passion flower. Go well!


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