Mechanization in coffee production is a relatively new concept, but can be critical to successful and efficient production. Though coffee remains primarily a “hand” crop, when mechanization is integrated properly into a growing operation, it can replace scarce and expensive human resources without taking away from quality production. For instance, selective mechanical picking allows for optimal ripe fruit removal and immediate processing, ensuring quality while reducing costs.

The challenge is to combine mechanization with traditional growing methods that have endured for centuries. Your systems must be designed to fit field layout, windbreaks, terracing, irrigation, etc. Equipment must fit in between or over rows, while access roads and power sources must be allocated accordingly. Dan can help you navigate these challenges, integrating mechanization to yield maximum return.