After the coffee beans are ground up, large tarps are laid out in front of people's houses. The beans are swept and spread out evenly for drying. The beans can be outside for a few days at a time.
My friend Paijo's home in Jember, Java, Indonesia. The coffee beans from above are nearby to these homes. This is the home of his family. I spent Eid, the feast at the end of Ramadan here one year. There was so much food, love and laughter. I was treated like family and have an open invitation to return.
Sambal is a chilli sauce made from a mortar and pestle. Sambal is the backbone of Indonesian cuisine that no meal is complete without. It took me time to get used to so much heat, but I learned to love it.