From Seed to Cup
FROM SEED TO CUP
A coffee bean is actually a seed, the pit inside of the coffee fruit. When dried, roasted and ground, it’s used to brew coffee. Unprocessed seeds can be planted and grow into a coffee tree.
Coffee trees take approximately 3-4 years to bear fruit. The fruit, called coffee cherries turn a deep vibrant and bright red when rip this is the ideal time to pick your harvest.
The beans are then processed by either The Wet Method which is when the pulp is removed and the bean is dried with only the parchment skin left or The Dry Method which is a process used in many countries where water resources are limited.
Next is grading and sorting where beans are checked for discoloration and imperfections.
To get those aromatic brown beans the green coffee is roasted. After roasting the coffee is grounded to get the most flavor. How coarse or fine the coffee is ground depends on the brewing method.