This was the coffee that we had in our room each morning, and even Don enjoyed it so much that he wanted to see the plantation. We learned a lot about different types of coffee, light roast vs dark roast for caffeine content... it was pretty neat!
Sorry, not many pics here.
This is an arabica coffee plant:
Sugar cane was a prominent crop on the island before coffee came in to replace it.
This is a robusta plant, another type of coffee - it's cheaper, and has less of an actual coffee taste. It made me wonder if a very popular coffee chain here in Canada might use this type of coffee, because I have never thought their coffee has much of a "coffee flavour" to it. The chain shall remain nameless :)
Pictures of an old coffee mill. It amazes me how ornate this machine was made to look. Machines now are so devoid of beauty, I find it interesting that there was a time when people took pride in the aesthetics of processing.
And the sign, in front of the property...