Coffee Processing Methods In 9 Steps

Before coffee is brewed, several critical steps have been taken to produce the bean. From planting to cultivation to packaging, the highest standards are essential to producing specialty coffee that meets, and hopefully exceeds, the expectations of coffee lovers.

In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the steps to making the best coffee. Keep reading to learn more about it.

Steps To Make The Best Specialty Coffee

1-Planting Coffee Beans

Coffee is made from the seed of a fruit called a coffee cherry. That same seed is used for producing new coffee plants. The seedlings and young plants are tended to in a nursery prior to being planted in the field at 6 months of age.

2- Harvesting The Cherries

Not until the plants are 3 years old will they produce enough fruit for harvesting. During harvest, only the ripe cherries are picked. All cherries are hand-picked at the peak of ripeness.

3- Processing The Cherries

At the end of each harvest day, the cherries are sorted and wet-milled. They ferment for 36 hours and are then fully washed.

4- Drying The Beans

The coffee beans are dried in the sun on patios or raised beds. They are regularly turned until they reach 12% humidity. The beans then rest for up to 6 weeks.

5- Tasting The Coffee

Coffee is subjected to numerous tests for quality and flavor. This process is called "cupping."

6- Milling The Beans

Just before export, the beans are hulled to remove the last layer of parchment.

7- Exporting The Beans

The coffee is packed in hermetically sealed bags and loaded onto containers for export.

8- Roasting The Coffee

The coffee beans are roasted in small batches to bring out their unique flavors. The roasting process takes about 17 minutes.

9- Packing The Coffee

After roasting the coffee, coffee beans are immediately cooled and then packaged. The packaging is essential because it protects the coffee from oxygen and light. A one-way valve allows an escape from carbon dioxide released by the freshly roasted beans.

Primos Coffee Co, A Company With The Best Coffee Processing Methods

Are you looking for specialty coffee that has been processed with the best methods and quality controls? Look no further than Primos Coffee Co. We take great pride in our coffee and go to great lengths to meet the highest standards. 

Our company operates under a direct trade model, meaning our coffee comes directly to you from our farm in Jinotega, Nicaragua. The direct trade model facilitates stronger, better relationships between farmers and the end consumer. Don’t hesitate and get in touch with us today!