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Far more is done on a coffee plantation than just growing and harvesting the fruit.
When coffee cherries ripen, they must be picked almost immediately, not an easy thing to time when a single tree’s fruit is in various stages of maturity simultaneously. In most Arabica-growing areas the ripe cherries will be carefully hand-picked and dropped into the picker’s basket, the weight of which determines the picker’s pay and, in areas of smoother terrain and shorter trees, can be as heavy as 100kg by the end of the day. The same tree will be visited on several different days as more cherries ripen.