Coffee Cherry Pickin'

Spring has sprung and my coffee trees are loaded with fruit ready for harvesting and turning into delicious beverages to enjoy over the coming months…

These freshly picked fruits will be made into coffee cherry tea by removing the coffee beans and drying the outer fleshy cherries in the sun for a couple of days. 

After two days in the sun they’re dried enough to be placed in a large glass jar and ready for tea making. The longer stored the more intense the flavour. Lovely with a little honey as a natural tea sweetener and can be enjoyed as hot tea or refreshing iced tea on warmer days!

Obviously the coffee beans can be processed to make coffee but the procedure is quite a task and after having done it once I’ll not likely be doing it again anytime soon. A whole lot of work for a very mediocre tasting cup of coffee.

If your fondness for coffee extends to low-brow coffee themed literature I have a couple of coffee zines available in my etsy shop. Currently in stock is How to Order a Cup of Coffee and Coffee Haiku Volume 1. Or purchase them both as part of a special priced zine pack of 5!
“Coffee connects us in so many ways – to each other, to our senses, and to the earth that supports the coffee tress” – Rohan Marley