Ulian Field Notes 6: Nightly Quantity Is Increasing

*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.

Random parchment sample density: 674g/L

08:49 Overcast threatening rain.
26.38 inHg

14:54 overcast, light rain
26.33 inHg

15:58 overcast
26.32 inHg

55 para para
25 Kg/para para

Not much work today. Spent some time talking to my business partner today. A local cafe owner has committed to buying the coffee from around the mill house as a microlot and will pay the pickers a bonus for red cherries. This is great!

Also found out he bought the new pulper for his house for experiments and then sold it to the mill.

Received another 200+ Kg around 18:00 and everyone (except B) helped.

My business partner asked one seller about the amount of green and they said they had to pick it or someone else would steal it. (!!)

All-in-all a bad day for drying. All except last night's cherries remain stacked all day. No sun to speak of all 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.