Bourbon or Catuai
in Garut of WJava?
However we will have to re-grow it because all existing coffee plants among the vegetable fields, we suspect, are of the new ones, i.e. the coffee varietals developed in Jember of East Java. Local government’s office overseeing commodity plants distribute the seedling freely from time to time for the farmers to grow.
For the time being, however, as we suppose they are not bad at all, we will later this year conduct experiment to collect the existing beans from the farmers. So far they do not pick the beans. They just let the beans on the trees until the beans overripe and turned into black .. What a pity.. They do so because nobody would buy their cherries. And perhaps why middlemen skip approaching the farmers as the volume of the coffee cherries is too small in term of business.
Veg grower of Garut.
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