Costa Rica
San Luis

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    Day 2, Doka Coffee Plantation

    December 23, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Doka coffee tour.
    Seedlings sprout after 2 months. They are called "little soldiers" because they have a bean on top that looks like a helmet. After 1 year they are planted and after 4 years you can begin to harvest the beans.

    Costa Rica has 8 coffee regions that produce different varieties of flavor and strength, but all coffee is the Arabica variety.
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    Day 2 cont, coffee plantation

    December 23, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The coffee fruit is removed and used for compost. There are 1 to 3 beans in each fruit. If there is only 1 bean in a pod it is called a peaberry. For the peaberry, all the genetic flavor profiles normally shared by 2 or 3 beans are concentrated into the single bean and it produces a soother, sweeter flavor.

    Pic of coffee beans fermenting, the house where they are processed, druing the beans, a view of the Poas volcano above coffee fields, cool pattern in walkway, and TJ in front of bus (mom and Vienne in window)
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