The gamela is a wooden container used to transport small quantities of food or grains. In the coffee warehouse, it was used on the manual bagging. The coffee was put in the determined location and arranged with the shovel in order to form mounds and mix the different types of coffee. Then, the bags were filled by means of the trough and weighted on the Roman scales. The bags were sewed and reallocated on the warehouse. All steps were performed by baggers that could be employed by the warehouse or hired by means of the syndicate because of the demand.
The object was manufactured by Escobar S.A. and donated for Museu do Café by Alcides Yonuguthi on 2004.