• Do not strip all cherries off the branch.
  • Only harvest fully ripe (brick red) cherries because green/unripe cherries will form black beans. Overripe cherries give defects such as discoloured coffee beans, fermented and off flavours to the coffee cup. Ripe cherries give better quality coffee and therefore more money.
  • Keep harvested coffee cherries in containers such as baskets.
  • Sorting should be done on a canvas or gunny bag sheets to avoid contact of cherry with soil.
  • After sorting, cherries should be taken to factory as soon as possible. Preferably on the same day to get high quality coffee.