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mezclado con verde, pinton, seco

English translation: coffee mixed with green (cherries), half-ripe, dry

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Spanish term or phrase:café mezclado con verde, pintón, seco
English translation:coffee mixed with green (cherries), half-ripe, dry
Entered by: xxxOso
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18:19 Mar 27, 2003
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Art/Literary / Entrevista
Spanish term or phrase: mezclado con verde, pinton, seco
Cuando el proyecto apoya junto con los consultores, se ha rechazado el café mezclado con verde, pinton, seco. Los agricultores han reaccionado para que ellos mismo se obliguen a cosechar un buen café, se ha rechazado ese café malo desde esa fecha.
xxxjmf
mixed with green (cherries), half-ripe, dry
Explanation:
Hola jmf,
Buena suerte y saludos del Oso ¶:^)

"...An important condition to get an excellent coffee is "manual harvesting"! There are machines to pick up coffee; some machines shake the plants, but they cannot make a good selection like the coffee pickers do, and at the end you'll get a lot of branches, leaves, green and black beans, and also it would be very difficult to use machines because of the lands, in the hills for example… ***If the coffee cherries are mixed with the green and overripe ones, the result will be a bitter taste and a bad coffee***. During the harvest, we must go back to the same plant four or five times: we pick the ripe ones and leave the green ones, and two weeks later we pass again when they are red, because if you pick coffee unripe, it will never get ripe out of the plant. The Costa Rican Government established vacations for schools from November to February, to make them coincide with the harvesting. In that way the students can help and make some money. But we need about 250,000 people to pick all the coffee that we grow in the country. That's why now people from Nicaragua are getting hired during harvest time. The average for a coffee picker is to make from fifteen to twenty baskets in eight hours. It's better to make a lot of baskets, because the pay is approximately $1.50 per basket, paid the same day..."



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Note added at 2003-03-27 18:32:41 (GMT)
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pintón= ripening or half-ripe fruit
Simon & Schuster\'s Bilingual Dictionary
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mixed with green (cherries), half-ripe, dry


Explanation:
Hola jmf,
Buena suerte y saludos del Oso ¶:^)

"...An important condition to get an excellent coffee is "manual harvesting"! There are machines to pick up coffee; some machines shake the plants, but they cannot make a good selection like the coffee pickers do, and at the end you'll get a lot of branches, leaves, green and black beans, and also it would be very difficult to use machines because of the lands, in the hills for example… ***If the coffee cherries are mixed with the green and overripe ones, the result will be a bitter taste and a bad coffee***. During the harvest, we must go back to the same plant four or five times: we pick the ripe ones and leave the green ones, and two weeks later we pass again when they are red, because if you pick coffee unripe, it will never get ripe out of the plant. The Costa Rican Government established vacations for schools from November to February, to make them coincide with the harvesting. In that way the students can help and make some money. But we need about 250,000 people to pick all the coffee that we grow in the country. That's why now people from Nicaragua are getting hired during harvest time. The average for a coffee picker is to make from fifteen to twenty baskets in eight hours. It's better to make a lot of baskets, because the pay is approximately $1.50 per basket, paid the same day..."



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Note added at 2003-03-27 18:32:41 (GMT)
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pintón= ripening or half-ripe fruit
Simon & Schuster\'s Bilingual Dictionary

xxxOso
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  colemh
3 mins
  -> Muchas gracias, colemh ¶:^)

agree  María Eugenia Wachtendorff: green, half-ripe, and dry coffee beans
41 mins
  -> Gracias, María Eugenia ¶:^)
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