There’s a whole lot of coffee in Brazil... pt.3
There are 8,000 seedlings in this bed, and 1.3 million on the plantation. All planted by hand, and the lucky ones will mature by September ready for transplant into the fields.
Close-up of the seedlings. Look closely. The bean is planted in nutrient-rich sand, flat-side-down, and is pushed up from below by its plucky little root.