Actually I won´t. Carlinhos Borges will. He is quality manager, an outstanding cupper, roaster and follows the coffee around the farm. On the photo above he is watching the cherries together with Gabriel.
I asked Carlinhos to resume a year at Daterra, month by month, in 5 minutes.
Rainy. Preparation of ground- fertilization and correcting the acididity in the soil with calcium.
February and March
Removing weed, which can be very dense
Cleaning the ground around the plants to make it accessible for harvest machines.
Very important and intense. Preparing and adjusting all the equipment: for example harvest machines, wetmill and drymill.
June July August start of September
Harvest- all the cherries are picked and processed including those on the ground (which are of course a separate category).
The trees are stressed after harvest, lost many leaves and the flowering cyclus is starting.
Cleaning the paths and pruning.
Rainy season starts. Fertilization
November is the single most important month for shipping out coffee.
For many of the employees this is when they take holidays. Many parts of the farm goes into a slower pace.
Holidays for many.
NB- there are of course single things missing in Carlinhos desription, it is a general impression of a typical year rather than a exact agenda.