Costa - Rica .Coffee plantations

Coffee and Costa Rica are almost synonymous.In 1808, in Costa Rica were imported from Cuba first seedlings of coffee trees, and soon this culture became widespread.Coffee has become a source of prosperity of the country, and exports remain subject to this day.However, it can not compete with large producers, becausemany plantations still exist only manual assembly of the coffee beans, due to the fact that the plantations are located on the slopes.But this coffee - coffee is always of excellent quality, American companies are buying it and added to the coffee machine assembly to improve palatability.And so it turns out "blendid" coffee.Coffee plantation looks very impressive.All slopes are planted with coffee trees.

coffee tree fruits effectively 25 years, then cut down the entire plantation.And every 5 years the trees conduct renewal pruning - of just cut down to a stump.as a result of the plantation grow plants of different ages (about how we in Russia- strawberry).And from afar to look at - striped l

anding.

In Costa Rica, distinguished coffee grown in the sun and the "shadow" of coffee.The second is considered to be tastier.It turns out in direct sun trees like to be not more than 5-6 hours a day.To create a diffuse shadows between the coffee trees are planted banana and eucalyptus trees (pictured - in the background can be seen) .On plants are simultaneously and berries, and flowers and buds.

assortment of coffee - rich: morning / evening, strong / weak, sun / shadow, bitter / soft, dark roast / light.Any combination of your choice.The average Costa Rican coffee contained 1.5% of caffeine (3% for comparison - in tea and 5% cola).

most delicious, the most elite and most dorogushchy coffee - one that is assembled last.After all the massive fees.This black, slightly dried grains, which are themselves crumble in the hands of the collector.Remains - sweet.Last photo -povozka for transportation of coffee plantations.I do not know what it is connected, but the carts are painted bright and elegant, not only the museum, but also domestic.