Processes involved in harvesting coffee beans.
"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.