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coffee pulper of 1920

coffee pulper of 1920

The machinery has not much changed since then. The fresh picked coffee cherry goes into the hopper on top of the pulping wheel. The grinding/squishing motion separates the skin and most of its fruit flesh from the stone or pit: The actual two halves of a coffee bean.

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