a morning coffee


On the south coast we start picking coffee in December. I say "we" but I have yet to drop a bean in a bucket this year. Part timer. Drink it? Why yes please. 


Ivy has done more picking than I have. Mostly because she's following Grandpa around. Like, all day. And if she's not hanging onto Grandpa's leg or running after him, she is trying to get across the yards to his tractor. 



No I'm sure she's not in the way at all. 


She did actually get right to the top of this ladder, wee bandit. But by then I had tossed the camera and grabbed her by the ankles. Unneccessarily. She's a completely competent and stable climber. And I am eighty years old.

Coffee. That sounds fab. I'll make us a flat white. 


6 Comments on “a morning coffee

Melanie @ M&M
December 24, 2011 at 12:41 am

I must know, what is a “flat white”? Marvelous photos!

December 24, 2011 at 5:59 am

Yes coffee sounds good, off to make myself a latte fix before doing the million pre Xmas errands I have to do.
Do you make your own coffee, ie dry and roast the beans etc from fresh ?

December 24, 2011 at 7:34 am

Ooh, where are you Melanie? What do you call a cappuccino without the froth?! Shot of espresso topped with hot milk. Flat. The best of its kind. xx

December 24, 2011 at 7:36 am

Yep, beans go from the red cherries you see above into a pulper then they’re dried on big trays for a few days (parchment stage). Then you knock off the husk in another processor and you have green coffee beans. Only once they are then roasted do they smell at all like coffee! xx

December 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

Just had my latte fix. Now onto the wrapping and baking before more Christmas parties start tonight. Merry Christmas Fiona.

December 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Mr Weir would never let a chicken fool him. Would have loved a candid camera on that one. I can just see your dad calmly strolling in with the wire thing and picking up the chooks like it was the easiest thing in the world. I am 100% sure he stood there and watched just for some light entertainment. 🙂


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