Why there’s much more to picking Nespresso’s coffee cherries than you thought.
Harvesting coffee is either done by hand or machine, depending on a farm’s size and terrain. But it’s not as easy as it may sound — coffee cherries on the same branch ripen at different times, which can make things
Want to know more? Below we reveal the curious ins and outs of harvesting.
It’s easy to tell when a coffee cherry is ripe and ready to be harvested – it’s bright red. If it’s green, you’re too early, and if it’s black, you’ve waited too long.
Harvesting by hand is often the preferred method in areas with steep slopes or tough terrain that make it hard for machines to access.
An awful lot goes into harvesting our coffees — and quite right too. It’s one of the reasons we think they taste so good.