Doka Coffee Plantation (by Matthew)

We went to the Doka Coffee plantation. We saw some coffee plants. They had little white flowers that smelled like perfume. The seeds are red when they are ready to pick. The seeds or coffee beans are picked and then put in a big tank with water. The bad ones float and the the good ones sink. They also have a lot of machines there. We got to use the big rake to help dry the coffee beans and after the tour you get to try the coffee beans covered in chocolate. The beans are covered in either dark, milk or white chocolate. My favorite thing was tasting the chocolate covered beans. I even tried Doka Coffee Plantation coffee! That is one of my favorite places in Costa Rica.

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This is the tank for sorting the good and bad beans.

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These machines take the skin off of the coffee beans. They run off of a water wheel.

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They pick and process coffee from September to March. (6 million pounds per year for 200 hectares -R)

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Unripe coffee beans

Unripe coffee beans

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Lots of flowers and fruit trees help protect the the coffee plants from birds by giving them something good to eat.

Lots of flowers and fruit trees help protect the the coffee plants from birds by giving them something good to eat.

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Old equipment for processing coffee.

Old equipment for processing coffee.

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Raking is hard work.

Raking is hard work.

The rake is very heavy.

The rake is very heavy.

4 thoughts on “Doka Coffee Plantation (by Matthew)

    • Hi. We are finally approved to go!! We will head to Oman on the 29th of June after a quick European adventure from Madrid to Paris.

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