The Lamastus' Estates
 

 

 

 

A Family Tradition

 

Sun drying in drying screens (bastidores) has been a Family Tradition.  Robert Louis Lamastus (dark clothes, 4th from left) and Elida (sitting) owners of Elida Estate, picture taken in 1932.

 

The cans seen above to the left were used to transport the coffee from the washing canal to the drying screens.  The wooden box, to the right above, of about 8 ft long was used for the transportation of dried coffee.  This box was lifted using a wooden railing system, like a monorail, with pulleys.  It was lifted to the storage area on the upper floor to be hulled later.

 

 

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Robert Louis Lamastus Drying screen (Bastidor).  This type of drying 
is the way coffee was dryed in the past. Elida Lamastus the wife of 
Robert Louis Lamastus. Cans used to transport the coffee from the 
washing canal to the drying screens. Structure to stow away the coffee 
during the drying process. The Coffee Plants, Elida Estate in 1930 Coffee beans drying Thatcher Lamastus the current owner o Elida Estate. Wooden box for dried coffee transportation