Sugar Cane Factory, Calheta

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  • One of the most important products of farming on the island was the cultivation of sugar cane and the region of Calheta lived it. Today is the sugar cane factory only at harvest time in operation. The processing must be completed within a few hours after harvest, so that the sugar cane does not dry out. Therefore all machines 24 hours are round in the harvest time in April operating hours there the sugar cane brandy "Poncha" and honey are produced. The sugar cane brandy with honey, sugar and orange juice and attempted to do so we still honey cake ' Bolo do mel ".
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  • Visiting this company you can get an idea of what it was the exploitation of sugarcane, a primary time source of this island. With in the barrel once press machinery for molasses, sugar and brandy (I guess you could call it rum because we can call only one produced in South America) and derivatives. Between these adorable dessert called "bolo de mel de cana" that looks like a little "miel d'epice" French,
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  • The admission is free. You can see many old machines and can therefore well imagine, as at the time of the sugar cane is processed. Also can taste at the end still sugar cane, syrup, juice or as schnapps. The smell is getting used to something, but just typical. It is worthwhile, but it is also relatively quickly.
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