Here are some of our coffee trees. Notice the view of Hilo (the Airport and Hilo Bay). The farm is located on a slope facing Hilo Bay, but we can also see the mountains Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.
The coffee cherries start out green and gradually become soft and red as they ripen.
The yellow cherries also start out green.
There are many similarities between cacao and coffee- they are both red and yellow when ripe. Many of the processes are also simlar- seed removal, drying, winnowing and roasting.