Today we harvested coffee at Finca Mandarina in the mountains above Pueblo Bello. It may look like fun, but it is a ridiculous amount of work, between picking, weighing, removing the skins, drying in the sun (and running like crazy to cover the tarps when rainclouds come), then bagging all of in into 120lb bags bound for Japan.

Nonetheless,we had a good time…

International Coffee Pickers Federation:

Weighing (8 of us picking for 1.5 hours = 15,000COP, roughly $6.50CDN)


Leftover coffee skins:

Drying (I’m the slacker in the team):

The way home, and taking Sama’s questionable advice that the white flowers are delicious: