Ulian Field Notes 14: Small Improvements

*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.

It rained last night. Standing water on the patio.

07:43 Blue skies
26.43 inHg

Another day of no progress drying coffee.

Went to Ubud today so I didn't get any readings but it was yet another bad drying day. It rained this evening around 8.

B and G had a new, electric motor installed for one of the pulpers, had a new, large tarp and said the coffee washing machine would arrive tomorrow. It's good to have the electric motor. For a few days now we've been moving one motor between two different machines, which is time-consuming.

After we finished processing 2.5 tons of coffee, G made a big effort at cleaning up the area. All-in-all some decent improvements.

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.