Coffee Harvesting

     Most of the people in San Lucas depend directly or indirectly on the coffee harvest. Almost all the land close to the town is planted with coffee bushes.

     The harvest season starts in Guatemala at the end of October, but because of the altitude here, the major part of the harvest takes place in December. Most poor families take part in the coffee harvest. In the plantations they can gain $5.00 for every hundred pounds of coffee beans that they pick.

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