South America Now! (Centrals Later)
It's a struggle to have people recognize that coffee is a crop.
There is a yearly harvest cycle; coffee crops from different
regions reach their peak harvest at different times of the year. As
a general rule, the best coffees come from the "heart of the crop,"
the middle of the harvest when the higher altitude coffee cherries
ripen to a deep red, almost crimson color. That's when we do
most of our buying.
Right now, it is the South American coffees that are coming in,