Wood and Metal
Wooden equipment with metal wefts that accompanies a wooden grater studded with metal pins and is supported on a wooden base that is independent from the equipment itself. It was used to check the dryness level of the beans that were on the farmyard: the skin was removed by friction from a sampling of the beans in order to observe them. The result determines their staying time on the farmyard.
The object was owned by the Brazilian Coffee Institute – IBC – regulatory agency of the product. The collection of this institution, terminated on 1989, was in charge of the Ministry of Agriculture, and was partially stored on Carapicuíba Storage on Baruerí, State of São Paulo. The equipment was donated to Museu do Café on 2005.