As the coffee bushes normally would be scolded in the hot sun, all of them are placed in the shade under large palm trees in the mountainous areas of Cuba, which makes it possible to sustain the production.

The coffee plants bloom in the month of january and carry their fruit thereafter.

In the month of january the fruits get red and are matured and ready to harvest. Every fruit contains two coffee beans, and the fruits are first placed under the sun in order to dry the red shell and the fruit meat to dry completely.

A number of berries are selected in order to plant new coffee bushes and maintain production.

Hereafter the beans are ”washed” to remove the shell and the fruit meat.

In this way only the “clean” green beans are left. The beans are left to dry once more under the sun and are ready to toast after this process.