Your coffee beans grow inside cherries, which dangle on the branch until a cherry picker decides they’re ripe and plucks them off. But this is a more complex decision than it sounds.
You may already know that green coffee cherries aren’t ripe, and red or purple ones are… but how ripe is too ripe? Are overly ripe cherries still usable? And what happens if a bird or insect has been eating the cherry?
Delve into the work of a cherry picker in today’s video. You’ll discover the basic signs they look for – along with how to know when a cherry looks ripe but is unusable.
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