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cerrado-fazAL-mixedcherry

The very tail end of the crop is never the best coffee, and it tends to be "strip picked" (indiscriminate selection of cherries) and used in lower grade coffee. The reason is that all coffee needs to be removed from the trees, even if the "window" of the harvest is closing. Coffee left on the tree impairs the next crop and also invites investation by the Broca, the berry-boring coffee insect. The best, most natural Broca control is to pick ripe cherry and process it. On this branch, yousee a mix of red, ripe cherry, overripe, and cherry drying on the tree (also a few greens),