How Coffee is Made
Depending on the variety, it will take approximately 3 or 4 years for the newly planted coffee trees to begin to bear fruit. The fruit, called the coffee cherry, turns a bright, deep red when it is ripe and ready to be harvested. In most countries, the coffee crop is picked by hand, a labor-intensive and difficult process.
Selectively Picked – only the ripe cherries are harvested and they are picked individually by hand. Pickers rotate among the trees every 8 – 10 days, choosing only the cherries which are at the peak of ripeness.
Because this kind of harvest is labor intensive, and thus more costly, it is used primarily to harvest the finer Arabica beans. Bufcoffee processes those cherries neatly taken care of approximately 2,000t in 2016 with 3 CWSs and supposedly the number will increase to 7,000t by developing new 2 CWSs.
Why Buf Coffee
We are proud of our farmers who do not hesitate to put all efforts necessary in coffee production. It is literally a hard work to take care of thousands of coffee trees for a year, pruning branches, giving sufficient fertilizer and harvesting ripe cherries. These efforts make our coffee consistent and special for coffee lovers. Our farmers have been awarded in Cup of Excellence several times, who provide 15kg of fertilizer twice in the rainy season for the cup quality.
All of our areas are at higher altitude ranged up to 2,000m and coffee plantations are just located on the steep hillside. Therefore, all trees can receive sufficient sunshine for photosynthesis to produce “sugar” that makes cups splendid.
Some areas are located at mountainous environment which gives coffee the big gap in temperature to mature rigidly. To enforce this good influence, the farmers put some distance between trees for each tree not to do nutrient competition.
We have reserved all distinct features to our customers by producing special micro lots from excellent farmers’ areas.