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Chris Goes to Doka Plantation

The tour guide explains how to pick coffee beans. You only want the tasty, ripe red beans, not the bitter, unripe green beans.

Unripe beans.

I think it's a little arrogant to write "The Best Coffee Plantation in the World" right on your sign, don't you think?

Coffee plants, as seen from the tasting room. The large banana plants are colocated with the coffee plants to provide some protection from the wind.

All the coffee that gets picked winds up in these kinda dirty concrete bins. Nam wasn't happy that the coffee she was drinking at Starbucks had been on the floor. But most if not all coffee beans wind up on the floor during processing.

Nam samples the beans.

Coffee beans 'drying' in the open air.

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