A beginner's Guide to How Coffee is Made
- Importing. Beans are imported from various areas around the “Coffee Belt”. This includes 65 countries along the equator, within the tropic.
- Batching. Raw beans are batched into straight varietals and blends based on customer demand.
- Roasting. The coffee beans go through a cooking process that bring the beans from a raw state to finished state.
Phases of beans
- Straw. Coffee beans start as a greyish-green color in raw form. As the chaff is released from the bean they change to a yellow straw color.
- Cinnamon. Beans begin to expand and lose moisture.
- Cracks. The beans go through an endothermic and exothermic reaction as the coffee beans go through a series of cracks to reach their full potential and flavor.
- Dumping. Once finished, the beans are dumped into bags or buckets where they are cooled before further production.
- Grind and/or packing. The beans are further processed depending on whether the customer wants them ground or whole.
- Delivering. The finished product is delivered to coffee shops and consumers across the world.
Designed by Taylor Pemberton
Source: Philip Brown - Owner of Perc Coffee. The Coffee Companion by Jon Thorn.