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|Packing||As per clients specification, 90kg sacks|
|Storage||Air-tight containers, cool and dry|
|Transport Conditions||Clean, cool dry temperature, 89-90% relative humidity|
South Africa coffee might not be as much as coffee that comes from other parts of the world, such as Ethiopia, but it is still an excellent brew. South Africa coffee was first planted in the 1880s in the KwaZulu-Natal area of the country. Nowadays, there are coffee farms in locations such as the Eastern Cape Province, Mpumalanga Province and the Limpopo Province.
The type of coffee that is grown is Arabica while the other variety, Robusta, cannot grow in the country. Arabica is indigenous to the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia although it is being planted on a small scale in South Africa now. The Arabica tree grows up to about 5m and has jasmine-scented white flowers that are visible on the stems in summer-autumn and glossy green leaves.
The fruit grows along the stem and changes colour three times before harvesting. It starts with a green appearance then it turns to a bright red colour resembling a cherry fruit before eventually becoming dark-brown. Pruning is an essential part of the growth process and, it can be cut down to about 2m.
The resulting coffee berries brew a dark beverage that is mixed with hot water or milk. Most people add sugar for taste and, the brew is one of the more common hot beverages drank in South Africa. The coffee experience is good because it is unique and specific to the country.
It takes about four years for the plant to grow from a seedling until it is ready for harvesting. They grow well in filtered sunlight with daytime temperatures of 21°C and nighttime temperatures of 15°C. It is important for the soil to be moist because the tree cannot grow in dry conditions; however, it is necessary to ensure that the soil is not soggy.
Regular watering is a must for the tree to grow to its optimum level and, soluble fertilizer can be added on a monthly basis to guarantee good yields. The tree is ideally planted during the late spring as conditions are most encouraging to allow germination. Citrus fertilizer can also be used to ensure good quality of the resulting product.
This process is achieved through the collection of coffee berries from individual trees and, they are placed together depending on their grades. Stronger coffee berries are separated from the weaker ones in order to regulate the quality of the final product. It is first packed in large sacks to be transported to processing plants.
From here, coffee can be transported anywhere in the world with one of South Africa’s largest markets being Europe. The coffee is packaged into tins depending on size while customers can still request bigger amounts depending on what they want.
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