Anita Kucharska & Maciek "Kruger" Kiersztyn

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Orosi - coffee plantation (cafetal), Costa Rica

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Before the coffee gets into a cup...

 
 

Coffee plantations (cafetales) - The Orosi Valley

 
Do you know, that: The whole coffee processing takes about 3 days.
 

Coffee plantations (cafetales) - The Orosi Valley

 
 

Coffee plantations (cafetales) - The Orosi Valley

 

 

Coffee plantation

 
 

Welcome to a coffee plantation

 
 

Single coffee plant

 
 

Coffee beans

 
 

Coffee beans - the red ones are ready for harvest

 
 

Coffee harvest in the Orosi Valley

 
 

In Costa Rica coffee is harvested by the Nicaraguans

 
 

Women harvesting coffee on a plantation

 
 

Women harvesting coffee on a plantation

 
 

Workers finish work on plantations about 2:00pm

 
 

Nicaraguan workers leaving plantations after work

 
 

Freshly harvested coffee goes to a processing plant

 
 

Coffee processing plant Santa María of the F. J. Orlich company in Orosi

 
 

Coffee is being poured into boxes

 
 

Pouring coffee beans

 
 

Pouring coffee beans

 
 

Coffee box - about 1 Hl

 
 

Coffee box - about 1 Hl

 
 

Quality check of delivered coffee

 
 

A tank, where the coffee beans are poured

 
 

Coffee is transported by means of water

 
 

Coffee is transported by means of water

 
 

Selecting cofee seeds

 
 

Removing the coffee seeds from their skins

 
 

Removing the coffee seeds from their skins

 
 

Coffee seeds removed from skins

 
 

Skins

 
 

Removed seeds ferment in concrete tanks

 
 

Skins are transported away on trailers and used as a fertilizer

 
 

Burning wood provides hot air for drying coffee

 
 

Drying coffee seeds in rotating reels

 
 

Dried seeds are put into sacks

 
 

Selecting seeds with regard to their size

 
 

A sack of dried coffee seeds

 
 

Weighing a sack of coffee

 
 

Coffee warehouse

 
 

Coffee warehouse with coffee ready for shipment

 
 

Famous Costa Rica coffee

 
 

The Santa María coffee plant has its own test-roasting facility

 
 

After roasting, coffee is poured into a mixer

 
 

Mixing hot coffee beans

 
 

Examining a ready product

 
 

Fresh, roasted coffee from Costa Rica!

 
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