Describes the tools and equipment most important to micro coffee farming and why we support coffee farmers through loans and grants.
Supporting Micro Coffee Farms with the Essentials
Coffee farming is a difficult and complex process that requires many tools and resources. Farmers must have access to the right tools in order to produce high-quality coffee beans. Micro coffee farmers often don't have the means to purchase expensive, advanced machinery and equipment for their farms. Instead, farmers rely on labor and manual tools to ensure the viability, output and quality of their coffee trees and beans. The Great Coffee Project supports small coffee farmers through loans and grants that enable farmers to buy and maintain the basic necessities for their farms. Some of these include:
Spray pumps are used in coffee farming to apply natural fertilizers or organic matter to crops. This is a vital tool in protecting the coffee plants from pests and diseases.
Coffee grading devices are used to sort the coffee beans by size and quality. This is an important step in ensuring that only the highest-quality beans are used.
A drying bed is a necessary tool for drying coffee beans. The beans must be dried quickly and evenly in order to prevent them from molding. Drying beds come in a variety of sizes and styles.
Secateurs can be used to trim branches, cut coffee cherries, and remove leaves. A good pair of secateurs is an essential tool for any coffee farmer.
Spades are used in coffee farming for digging holes and moving organic matter.
Wheelbarrows are essential for coffee farming because they can be used to transport coffee beans, tools, and other materials around the farm.
Tarpaulins protect coffee plants from the sun and rain. Tarps are also used to cover coffee beans during transport.
The right tools and resources are essential for coffee farming. Farmers must have access to the necessary equipment in order to produce high-quality coffee beans. TGCP is proud to support farmers in obtaining, maintaining, and using these valuable pieces of equipment to bring you the best specialty coffee available!