Coffee and Tea Industries and the Flavor Field Volume 38

Coffee and Tea Industries and the Flavor Field Volume 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...anywhere, a river is an asset of great value on a coffee finca. From it can be taken the water supply for the dwelling houses and rancheria, power for driving machinery in the carpenter's shop and for generating electricity. Water for irrigating purposes is also taken from such a river. Although it is not usual to irrigate coffee, the shade trees being deemed suflicient to retain the mo_isture in the 'atmosphere in most cases, there are circumstances under which this plan may be adopted with advantage in a region where rain MEMBERS OF THE COFFEE EXCHANGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK R Corrie Co. E out of the wet season is almost unknown. This may occur when starting a new plantation on open ground; shade trees of a suitable kind take some years to grow, while quick-growing plants like bananas unduly impoverish the soil and if left will in time ruin the crop. Hence, a certain amount of moisture being necessary, irrigation provides a ready solution to what might be a difficult problem, granted of course that the coffee is of a variety sufiiciently sturdy to stand the direct rays of the sun. Electric light is used on many Guatemala fincas; it is a great blessing, for not only does it make for convenience, cleanliness, comfort, lt is quite a mistake to suppose that the Indian laborer (or mozo, as he is called) is badly treated or that is poor because his pay, converted into, dollars and cents, is small. It is to the finccro's own interest to treat his people well and to keep them happy and contented; the work is better done and it is easier to keep the men; if they were really harshly used they would simply leave the finca--and no one could prevent them. As regards pay, it must be remembered that the rate of pay in one country can...show more

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  • Paperback | 562 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 989g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860802
  • 9781236860804