27 Dec '15, 12am

Great read! A Reflection on Coffee Pickers During this Time of Harvest @DailyCoffeeNews

Great read! A Reflection on Coffee Pickers During this Time of Harvest @DailyCoffeeNews

Rather than finding ways to penalize pickers, incentives need to be in place that reward picking only ripe cherries and training on quality needs to permeate the entire farm and the entire farm staff, down to the pickers. Two years ago, Michael (Sheridan) wrote about how Portland Roasting gave out snap bracelets that were the exact color of a ripe coffee cherry so that pickers had a visual reminder to pick only the ripest. The Tekangu cooperative in Nyeri , Kenya makes 2nd payments to farmers on the basis of quality. In La Revancha, Nicaragua, coffee pickers received trainings on quality and had special bags to put dried, diseased or other damaged cherries that didn’t make the cut.

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