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carmo-patio1

A view of the patio at Carmo. The coffee shown is the tail end of the crop, to be sold as commercial grade lots on the internal market. Sometimes people think that a good farm produces just Specialty coffee, but Specialty grade coffee from the best farms will be just 35% of the crop. The rest of the cherry will not be properly ripe, off-size, ripen too early or late, fall to the ground during harvest, have the wrong denisty, etc etc. Of course, some farms do not have the locale or ability to produce Specialty grade coffee at all.