Panama - Coffee Plantation

We're in Cala Mia, a resort on Isla Boca Brava just off the south-west (Pacific) side of Panama. We're sitting beside the pool enjoying a balmy New Year's Eve. Much to our surprise, the place has wi-fi, so I'm taking the opportunity to send some photos from yesterday, when we stayed at Finca Lerida, a coffee plantation in the western province of Chiriqui.

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(Click to enlarge) The building in which we were staying, viewed from a hill over the coffee plantation. Our room is just to the right of the central angle.

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(Click To Enlarge) Coffee beans (called cherries) on a bush. The dark red ones are picked, one at a time.

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(Click to enlarge) Cherries waiting to be skinned (there are two skins, outer and inner) to make the beans ready for processing.

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(Click to enlarge) Elsa in the "cupping" room, where different batches of beans are roasted, ground, and tested for fragrance and taste.

Happy New Year!

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