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Harvest

PC 1.07 Recap and Glossary

Recap

  • Unripe cherry range through several shades of green; overripe cherry range from grayish-red or yellow to full black. 
  • Farmers who harvest only ripe coffee cherry are practicing selective harvesting. This leads to higher-scoring lots of coffee, but it also means harvesting is more labour intensive.
  • A worker can selectively harvest 50–120 kilograms of coffee cherry per day. 
  • Strip picking involves removing all the coffee cherry from the branch of a tree in one go. 
  • A worker can typically strip pick 120–250 kilograms of coffee cherry per day.
  • A worker can harvest more quickly when each bough of the tree contains more uniformly ripe cherry;