methods of farming
The arabica coffee in Bugisu grows on volcanic soils at an altitude between 3800ft and 14,700ft above sea level.
The roasted Arabica coffee beans have a mild sweet aroma and good taste. Arabica coffee is grown on small gardens owned by individual farmers. This coffee is mostly organically grown but, in some cases, fertilizers are applied.
the different stages from seed to harvest
Coffee nursery beds are prepared in designated altitude areas. The common types are slia nyasa land.
Maintaining old trees will require weeding around the plants, pruning, and maintaining the shade trees that help the coffee thrive
Planting coffee or maintaining existing trees requires pruning, weeding.
When the harvesting period approaches, the farmer will gradually harvest depending on when the berries ripen. For over a month , the farmer will keep taking off the red ripe berries .