Cuppa Joe, Anyone?

Taken in a place with no name (See more photos here)

You may have to wait awhile. These coffee beans need to ripen, which can take from 5 to 7 months, then be picked, processed and dried. Finally the beans are roasted, ground and brewed.

Lots of work for a measly cuppa joe.

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  1. Beatiful photo, Barbara! Very nice DOF throughout and a great composition. That lone red berry in the back really draws your eye right in!

  2. I don’t think I can wait that long for coffee, but the pix has motivated me to brew some of their cousins for my morning brew. :). P.S. Where’s the snow?

  3. I’ve always wondered about that first person to make a cup of coffee. Look at the process — pick ripe beans, roast them, grind them, and then brew. Who would look at those beans and think to do all that??

    Someone with a great imagination, maybe. šŸ™‚

    Lovely shot, Barbara. The colors are wonderful.

  4. Beautiful shot! Now I’ll think of that every morning with my daily cup!

  5. Great picture, it may be a lot of work but it is worth it. I have a coffee tree growing in my house. I hope to have cherries on it someday but it may take 3 years.

  6. ladypercy says:

    I love the colors and the composition. It looks great. :-]

  7. that picture is almost as beautiful as a cup of coffee itself šŸ˜› theres a lot of interest in this photo and you have chosen to compose the elements wonderfully!

  8. Well, I just love these. They are so bright and clear.

  9. looks like tomatoes

  10. I didn’t know coffee beans were so red.

    The shot is tasty, even if the object wouldn’t be.

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