It never rains in January February, except ...
Last year it rained in late February, which was already very unusual. But this year it was at the end of January that we had a very heavy rain. We first thought, as we just finished harvesting, that it would not be enough to make the coffee bloom. We had to quickly become disillusioned: partial flowering is taking place, which implies a start to harvest already in September and uneven ripening which will lengthen the harvest time.
Fortunately, this does not affect the quality of the coffee and does not prevent us from appreciating the beauty of these flowers, the work of the bees and the unusual simultaneity of the white flowers of the coffee with the orange flowers of the Poro Gigante, a tree which, apart from shade, has the particularity of providing nitrogen to our coffee plants.