The beans are already rather big and healthy, suggesting a good harvest.
Some red grains are already appearing, confirming the precocity of the harvest due to the rains that occurred at the beginning of March whereas in a "normal" year, it does not rain until mid-April or even the end of April.
From mid-September, it will be necessary to pass in the plantation to harvest the very early grains. The harvest itself should be in full swing by the end of September
... after many adventures. It was stored in Antwerp for several weeks because it left Costa Rica with delivery address in Sweden: the Costa Rican carrier, common mistake among our friends in Central America, has confused Switzerland and Sweden!
To complete the picture, the company that had transferred the coffee from the previous year from Antwerp to Zurich went bankrupt. It took time for the company that replaces it to put things back on track and allow us to recover our coffee ... twice because we were first delivered two pallets, the third having been forgotten during the first delivery.
The coffee of the 2017-2018 harvest is already on sale in Costa Rica. It will go on sale in Switzerland and France in late August after we have tested different roasts.
About the difficulty of organic farming in the tropics