Monday, January 26, 2015

coffee and bananas

Saturday I visited a finca (a farm or plantation) near San Felipe called Finca Santa Elena.  The pictures above and below show coffee plants of various ages.  Although it was not harvest season, the guide explained the process of preparing the coffee for sale to a company who then gets it ready to sell in the store.
The finca has bananas, too, and I saw the process of how they dehydrate some of them to package and then sell.
Besides coffee and bananas, they also have bees and sell honey from the farm.  It was quite interesting, and worth the hour plus trip each way by chicken bus (I did not go by myself).

I also was glad to get out of the city....here is the road that goes past the plantation. 

3 comments:

1stteacher said...

Sounds like an interesting diversion. Did you get to try the dried bananas? Are they like the ones you'd find here in the States?

JennyZ said...

I love all the pictures. It looks so peaceful. I would love to take a trip like that someday.

MelissaS said...

I bet you'll have some interesting farm stories to share with the dairy farmers 😃