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  1. Its coffee bean harvesting season and workers Anna Ndlovu, left, and Slindile Nyembe pick the ripe berries off the dwarf coffee trees at the Assagay Coffee Farm. Picture: Sibonelo Ngcobo
  2. Anna Ndlovu, left, and Slindile Nyembe put the berries into the pulping machine to remove the red skin, leaving only the green coffee bean behind. The beans will then be fermented to easily remove a slimy casing around the bean. Picture: Sibonelo Ngcobo
  3. Coffee farmer Rick James sorts the coffee beans which are drying in the hot sun. It usually takes three weeks for the beans to dry, ready to be roasted. Picture: Sibonelo Ngcobo
  4. These bright red coffee berries have been freshly picked and are ready for the next step to becoming a perfect cup of morning coffee. Picture: Sibonelo Ngcobo
  5. Itim Ackren Mdachi mans the roasting machine, which is a key part in getting the right coffee flavour. The beans are put into the gas-fired machine to achieve a mild or dark roast. Picture: Sibonelo Ngcobo
  6. Hot off the roasting machine, these dark brown coffee beans are cooling down and are ready to be packaged and sold. Picture: Sibonelo Ngcobo
  7. The final product is a calico bag filled with coffee grown in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Sibonelo Ngcobo
 

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