Coffee with pepper!

In a coffee plantation, you will see tall trees between the coffee bushes, really tall trees which go straight up to grow a canopy to block out sunlight. Coffee loves shade.

Pepper loves shade too, and tall trees to hug.

DSC_0717.JPG

Those vines covering the tree trunks? Those are pepper vines.

dsc_0833-001

Pepper buds.

Thus the coffee estates have two harvests every year, one of coffee and one of pepper.

Here is a fun fact –  Everyone who works on the estate is forced to take a holiday for three days once the coffee flowers bloom. Why? Because the flowers are very fragile and will drop at the slightest touch. So to maximize yield, people are forbidden from working during blooming time. Coffee blooms in the month of April. Apparently it is a spectacular sight, the entire hillside looks white and the air is fragrant. Might be a good time to be around.

 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Coffee with pepper!

  1. forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    Hi I already follow your fab blog, so thought I would share that I am super excited as I am officially in the running for the UK BLOG AWARDS 2017! If you could click the link and choose FoodandDrink&Lifestyle on the drop down menu:
    http://blogawardsuk.co.uk/ukba2017/entries/forkwardthinkingfoodinista
    Thank you kindly in advance your vote is much appreciated
    Melanie xx
    https://forkwardthinkingfoodinista.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/stop-there-is-still-time-to-have-your-say/

Share your thoughts below

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s