The word “processed” has a bad name in today's world. We think of it as meaning chemicals, ready-made meals, and factories. But in coffee that is not true.
Like tea, wine and even beer; coffee begins with a fresh product. The cup of coffee you drink every day actually comes from a small, bright berry called the coffee cherry.
The beans you buy are the roasted seeds of those cherries! Coffee processing is like an artist removing all layers that surround their work.
There are several ways to do it, all with a different impact on the sweetness, body, and acidity of your coffee.
There are four main ways to process coffee: washed, natural, honey, and semi-washed. Each one results in a different flavor profile, so it's important to know which one your coffee is using. We'll go into more detail later. Stay tuned!