Ulian Field Notes 5: We're Drying!

*Field Notes are posts made from notes I record in the field while visiting coffeelands.  They 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.

08:45 light drizzle, heavy overcast, not looking good

19.7*C
26.38 inHg
100%

10:08
21.8*C
26.37 inHg
89.6%

12:00 Mostly overcast
26.7*C
26.33 inHg
73.1%

14:05 Sunny, partly cloudy
30.0*c
26.3 inHg
61.2%

16:52 Sunny, partly cloudy
25.3*C
26.3inHg
82.2%

Gu untal? Flat, roundish, pancake-shaped fruit, milky taste. Delish.

Turned out to be a good day for drying. As of 17:00 only one 35 kilo delivery.

Several para para hit 10% today (in parchment) and they were consolidated and moved to a tarp placed silver side up on the water tank. I turned them every hour for the two hours they were there (16:00 we roll up everything). They dry quickly on the tarp.

210 Kg delivered after 6:30.


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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