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"Copra ´factory´" Top 5 Page for this destination La Digue Things to Do Tip by ayesh

La Digue Things to Do: 25 reviews and 75 photos


The next thing you will run into (if you do not hit the brakes) is a copra factory. Large name for a seemingly small business, but you´ll be surprised how much they produce. The copra (made out of coconuts) is created by a small group of people: the first collects the nuts, the second splits them, the third seperates the weat from the chaff and then the remainders are put in a large walk-in oven where the cocos will be dried for a long time! The result: copra....

The process is not only interesting, but you will get a free little tour by the person who happens to be working there at the moment you arrive. She (in our case an old woman) will tell you everything you want to know (out of experiences) and will also let you have a taste, mjam mjam.

(the pic is a friend opening a coconut)

Address: L´Union Estate

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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