Yesterday afternoon I made the mistake of having a tiny amount of Hazelnut coffee mixed with decaf coffee at a meeting, which resulted in two things: 1. Me still being energized and unable to sleep at a reasonable hour (I'm normally high-energy enough without any caffeine), and 2. Reminded me of helping to process coffee in Ecuador. From picking, to milling, to roasting, to grinding again, it is a very labor intensive process.
First, the ripe fruit, or cherry (so called because of the bright red color), are removed from the coffee plants by hand.
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