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    Processes involved in harvesting coffee beans.

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    "Coffee plantations in the West Indies keep quite a lot of natives out of mischief -"

    Various shots of a smartly dressed West Indian man looking at branch from a coffee plant, then at basket containing coffee berries. "The berries are taken to the Mill and lose their outer husk, each berry separating into two beans." M/S of men walking away from the camera carrying baskets of coffee berries on their heads.

    C/U of a berry being squeezed to release two coffee beans. M/S of man standing at the bottom of a chute in a huge pile of beans. He shovels the beans away from the chute as they descend. M/S of man working in shallow water washing the beans. M/S of workers filling buckets and boxes with beans. Various shots of the workers spreading out the beans to dry in the sun.

    "When they're dried the beans possess a skin tougher than a hardhearted Tax Collector - but it has to go - " C/U of hands of a worker who removes the skins by hand. "Eve comes well into her own in the next picture, when they arrive at the grading stage - " M/S of women picking through the beans.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 498.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:19:00 / 01:41:01:00
    EP 202

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