How to collect the coffee in Brazil
• How to collect coffee in Brazil
I "snickering", gentlemen. When I was asked to fly to Brazil to watch as the coffee is collected, the first thing I thought was, "Well, and fig me all this," On second thought, I agreed. very pleasant experience - after all, to watch others work.
From Moscow to Paris, from Paris to Sao Paulo from Sao Paulo to the town of Vitoria, where people from the ramp to the airport for runway walk on foot. I am in Brazil for the second time - the first only remember a meeting with Ronaldo, the constant rain in Rio and the most important thing for me acquaintance.
Vitoria dull and depressing. Especially in the rain. But as I missed many South American gesture of pulls down the century, means danger and caution, and raised the thumb, which the Brazilians mean almost anything.
In the morning, the weather returned to normal, and we moved towards the plantation. Three hours before the godforsaken settlements polupolskogo Agua Branca, lost among the "sleeping elephant" - so I call these stone hills. Here there was a character named Carlos, a man who looked like Richard Gere and Dan Petrescu, - a descendant of Polish immigrants, planter and landowner. Carlos went to show us their land. Together with Carlos went to his family, a personal photographer (for some reason!), English teacher from the local school and a couple of her students, desired to see the foreigners.
The show lasted three hours - so much land with Carlos. 140 hectares and 130 thousand coffee trees on them. Each tree takes up to 10 liters of water per day. In each row of coffee plantations someone frantically stir, gathering the harvest. You could stop and ask: "Whose is the land?" "Marques de Carlos!" - would have responded in the bushes.
Carlos is a long time to explain about irrigation technology and careful selection of grains, but I am for you, my readers prekraasnye, I will not go into details, and tell "on the fingers but in a nutshell."
So, for example, appear ripe coffee beans, freshly removed from a branch. If you remove them from the chaff - that they will taste even sweeter. With each tree leaves 5 kg of coffee - and a total of 20 cups of coffee.
I would have already climbed the mountain, and drew the "Elephants" eyes, ears ... Well, or at least would have written some curse or a declaration of love.
I remember how a similar stone seen in Colombia: between the settlement of El Penol and Guatape. On his side displayed huge letters GI. It turns out that Guatape and El Penol long argued whom these things belong to the nature of the product, until guatapintsy not climbed on a rock and have not started to print the name of their village on it. El Penoltsy see it through a telescope and pricked up their knives in the side of the stone, herded him guatapintsev - but half the initial letters of the words of Guatape and remained on the surface.
This kennel coffee shrubs. Here grow still quite small trees. Ridges with tightly fitted to each other cylinders seedlings with soil and crowns directed upwards ass Brazilian peasant. She's in the frame is not included, sorry.
In the evening dinner at the ex-mayor of Agua Branca. All his guests called me because hairstyles Neymar after the super footballer now. Translator confused and called me Niemeyer in honor of the famous Brazilian architect. I drank rum - and I did not care: I Neymar or Niemeyer. In the morning, we arrived at the grain dryer. They are brought to plantations and loaded into large cylinders which unwind from the inside specially trained Brazilian proteins. As proteins there are burned inside - it is still unknown to science. Then packed in bags of grain and the sweaty muchachos loaded them on trucks to the warehouse.
The warehouse is similar to the exhibition next insane contemporary artist, practiced replication of the same object in the whole space of the room.
As a result of roasting coffee becomes a darker shade of the famous ...
The final chord was the rise of the Cross. Any location in Brazil with a mountain crowned by a cross or a statue of Christ on it. Such is the Law. Beyond the gate with the inscription "Gore brings us closer to God," a view of the entire Brazil - from border to border. And the Brazilian landscape is wonderful - sorry I did not Levitan, to represent it with dignity ...