Monday, August 20, 2012

Coffee beans (São Jorge pt 3)

Another place we visited on the island of São Jorge was a café where they grow their own coffee in "Fajã dos Vimes". The owner, who was serving the coffee, was nice enough to show us his backyard where he grows the coffee. We were surprised to find out coffee grows on... TREES! Funny how I am so out of touch with something I drink so often. I was glad to see a family that is doing good things to promote home-grown and local. Mr. Nunes was in the café, Mrs. Nunes embroiders bedspreads and such with her sister and their daughter is trying to buy a house to start rural tourism. Yay for S. Jorge!

There were signed dollar bills on the walls of the café. At least two were from Turlock!

The coffee tree has white flowers...

The coffee bean first grows green, then turns red and finally brown...

They also embroider the old-fashioned way, and with 100-year-old patterns! But adapted to modern times because they use cotton instead of wool (it's easier to wash and maintain).


  1. Hi... that was great stuff.. I really like reading on this subject  Could you tell me more on that... I love to explore 

  2. Hello,
    What more would you like to know? They don't export it or even sell it. I found another site talking about it: