Ulian Field Notes 2: Where's The Sun?

*Field Notes are posts made from notes I record in the field while visiting coffeelands.  The are often raw, unpolished, even scatter-brained.  They are intended to 1) allow the reader to follow along in the journey and 2) allow me to archive my notes to the web.

1000 hr overcast
22.8 *C
26.4 inHg
82.2%

1200 hr partial overcast
24.7 *C
26.3 inHg
80.5%

Made para para. Sorted some drying coffee.

Rain at 1600.

1430 partly cloudy
22.2*C
26.3 inHg
97%

Sample density post fermentation: 675.4g/L

By 9a had baskets and buckets cleaned from yesterday's work. Last night's fermentation buckets at 4.4 pH (local water base pH 9.9! with TDS of 33 ppm). Could still feel a bit of mucilage. Triple-cleaned beans post fermentation and set to dry. Tough work bent over the wheelbarrow and moving water before and after washing.

cherries delivered late evening. ~80 kilos

About 110 kilos for the day.


Michael C. Wright

Michael is an American expat living in Singapore where he writes about many things coffee-related. A roaster by trade, Michael is also exploring coffee production and how to improve the lives of those who produce the noble bean.

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