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Thursday, September 15, 2005

New coffee vocab: The Almud

This is great coffee trivia. Even Carl didn't know what an Almud was. He does now that I told him what one is. Here goes:

An Almud is the unit of measure by which coffee pickers are paid for the coffee cherries that they pick. I am guessing that this word is somehow related to the traditional baskets that pickers often carry on their backs for transporting the day's harvest. An Almud is a 28 lb measure of cherries. Each almud will produce approximately 4 to 5 pounds of mature coffee beans.

1 Comments:

Blogger IK said...

Interesting little fact... The origin of the word is arabic. Most words that start with "al" are arabic...

9:48 PM, September 19, 2005  

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