Friday, October 21, 2011

Picking Coffee Beans



Today's picture shows coffee bean picking in Africa. The picture was taken in 1936 in Kenya. The woman is picking beans with her child on her back.

I enjoyed reading all the ways people enjoy their coffee yesterday in the comments.

7 comments:

  1. I don't know if those are weeds on the ground, or parts of the tree. If they are parts of the tree she is being pretty rough on the tree.

    That looks like a good sized tree, the other photos looked more like a large bush

    Africa, HUH, it must be in the mountains some place then.
    Or am I wrong, I thought that coffee had to be grown at certain altitudes and certain temperatures, and a certain latitudes.

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  2. AHH, I remember the "take your kids to work" days. My mom and dad took us to the cotton patch and the potato field when they went to pick cotton or dig potatoes.

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  3. I used to carry my babies in a backpack. Not like hers, but with a frame and padding. It was a wonderful way to get things done and entertain your baby at the same time. They always felt they were involved. Wonderful tradition.

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  4. When you first open the site, it looks like she has a baby in the front and the back.
    I am now working on my second coffee.
    Have a great day

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  5. MINHA AVÓ FALAVA QUE TODOS OS SEUS 6 FILHOS DORMIAM EM BAIXO DO PÉ DE CAFÉ.AQUI NO BRASIL A MAIORIA DOS PÉS DE CAFÉ FORAM PLANTADOS PELOS NEGROS MAS DEPOIS DA ABOLIÇÃO OS GRANDES PROPRIETÁRIOS DE PLANTAÇÕES CHAMADOS BARÕES DO CAFÉ TIVERAM QUE CONTRATAR EMIGRANTES PARA O TRABALHO NA LAVOURA. A FORMA DE FAZER CAFÉ POR AQUI É BEM DIFERENTE,AS PESSOAS NÃO TEM O HÁBITO DE USAR CAFETEIRA,EU PARTICULARMENTE USO FILTRO DE PAPEL E A ÁGUA TEM QUE SER QUENTE MAS NÃO FERVIDA.A ÁGUA DAS CIDADES AS VEZES TEM MUITO CLORO E ISSO TAMBÉM INFLUENCIA NO SABOR DO CAFÉ.

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  6. Translation for Edis:
    My grandfather spoke to all of his 6 children sleep walking down the coffee. Here in Brazil most coffee trees were planted by black workers, but after abolition of the great plantation owners had called coffee barons who employ migrants to work in the field. How to make coffee here is quite different. People do not have the habit of using coffee, U.S. particularly uses water filter paper and must be hot but not boiled. The water of the cities has many times the chlorine which also influences the flavor.

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  7. I'd rather smell the coffee than pick the coffee!

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