February 2014

Coffee 101. Harvesting Coffee Beans the Organic Way

Harvesting Coffee Beans by Hand

Photo Credit: Kim Tyo-Dickerson

Do you know where the coffee you drink at our cafes comes from? Continuing on with our Coffee 101 series (Part 1. Growing Coffee Around the World), we’re looking at how our organic coffee farmers actually harvest the coffee beans that we love.

You’ll recall from our article on growing coffee that the actual coffee beans are inside of what looks like red cherries on robust-looking plants grown in tropical climates at high altitudes.

How do you actually get the coffee beans off the plants?

How Our Organic Coffee Farmers Harvest The Coffee We Serve You