When we first took on the coffee estate in Tanzania, Tom came into our care. He has lived most of his life around the plantation. This is a 2 acre site where all the coffee cherry is brought once picked from the trees.
Here the coffee is pulped to remove the fleshy cherry, and wash to remove the remaining mucilage, and dried with frequent turnings on many metres of drying tables. Tom patrols and grazes between the tables and lies underneath them in the cool shade of the drying coffee. Sometimes this is a problem if he stands up straight in a hurry, the tables aren’t quite tall enough for him if he is on full alert, although quite tall enough for ambling and grazing beneath.