Limini Coffee
Harvesting Coffee

During the dry season coffee will be harvested from the coffee trees. The ripest coffee cherries obviously produce the finest coffees and this is usually when the coffee cherries are a beautiful red colour. When you think that a coffee cherry contains two seeds and we need about 100 coffees beans to make a double shot of coffee... it is quite a bit of work!

Once the harvesting period starts, which is usually September to March north of the equator and April and May south of the equator, the workers go through the coffee plantation to harvest coffee cherries. Coffee is usually harvested by selective picking or stripping.

Selective picking involves picking only the ripest cherries and is very labour intense. Pickers often go to the same tree multiple times. Stripping is done when the cherries are sorted afterwards and unripe cherries are discarded (or sold separately) - this is often done in Brazil where the cherries mature at the same time and the volumes are extremely large. Coffee can also be collected by harvesting machines which shake the coffee trees.

Every 100kg of coffee cherries produce around 15kg of coffee.

Coffee tree
The coffee tree

Learn all about the coffee tree and the different varieties that you can find.

Coffee harvesting
Harvesting coffee

Find out how coffee is harvested and the hard work that the coffee farmers put into our lovely drink.

Coffee processing
Processing coffee

Read about what they do after the harvesting of coffee and the various processing methods.

Brazil
Brazil

The largest producer of coffee with a production of around 43 million bags (60KG) of coffee.

Colombia
Colombia

Producing around 13 million bags (60KG) of coffee, Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee.

El Salvador
El Salvador

Not the largest producer with 0.5 million bags (60KG) but boy do they know how to grow coffee!

Costa Rica
Costa Rica

This beautiful country produces around 1.5 million bags (60KG) of coffee each year.

Guatemala
Guatemala

Guatemala produces around 3.5 million bags (60KG) each year and produces very high quality certified coffee.

Ethiopia
Ethiopia

The birthplace of coffee with wild coffees and a production of around 6.5 million bags (60KG).

Kenya
Kenya

The neighbour of Ethiopia yet with a very different flavour profile, Kenya produces under a million bags (60KG) of coffee each year.

Rwanda
Rwanda

Only about 0.25 million bags (60KG) are produced each year by Rwanda but we love Rwandan coffee.

India
India

With over 5 million bags (60KG) a year, India produces quite a bit of coffee and use the famous Monsooning processing method.

Indonesia
Indonesia

Over 6.5 million bags (60KG) are produced annually by Indonesia with some famous growing regions.

Cupping coffee
Sourcing coffee

How we source our coffee

Limini Coffee roaster.
How we roast coffee

Find out how we roast coffee here at Limini

Weighing
Weighing and bagging

Yes, we do things by hand. Find out how we do it here.

Espresso coffee
Espresso coffee

The most popular method? Learn a bit about it here.

Drip filter
Drip filter

Automatic filter coffee machines. Read all about it.

Chemex
Chemex

Why Chemex coffee is so good...

V60
V60

An ancient method that has made a big come back.

Cafetiere
Cafetiere

A convenient and popular immersion brew.

Aeropress
Aeropress

Not just intriguing but also really good!


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Limini Coffee
The Roastery
Unit 6 Luddite Way Business Park
Rawfolds Way, Rawfolds
Cleckheaton
BD19 5DQ
United Kingdom

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