harvesting, coffee processing begins. The first step is to remove any
dirt and/or leaves from the fruit and filter out the defective cherries.
The next step is to remove the pulp or fruit leaving behind only the
coffee bean. Because you are not able to store the coffee cherries for a
long time, this needs to take place within 3 to 5 hours after harvest.
There are many different methods of processing, all of which have a direct impact on how the coffee will taste. Even today, many people continue to experiment with different processing methods to improve and showcase the potential for the beans. Processing methods are chosen depending on the facilities and equipment that are available to the farmer and whether they have enough access to water.