Coffee Encyclopaedia

Coffee Encyclopaedia

Here you find very detailed and comprehensive information on coffee in its full breadth. From the plant culture to growing and harvesting it, further processing and trading coffee. A useful reference providing a summary of the field.

From Preparation to Roasting
From Preparation to Roasting

Drying, peeling, sorting and packing – before they are shipped, both cherry coffee prepared by the dry method, and parchment coffee prepared by the wet process must be further processed in the pulper.

The Coffee Flower
The Coffee Flower

Both the flower shoot and the fruit set of the coffee flower, the fragrance, shape and colour of which are reminiscent of jasmine, give some indication of the possible quantity of the expected coffee crop.

The Coffee Bean - Soon Ripe Soon Rotten
The Coffee Bean - Soon Ripe Soon Rotten

The development of the coffee plant, Lat. coffea, follows its very own rhythm. While the flower buds open up and flower, pollen is released and fertilisation occurs within just a few days, it takes comparatively long for the fruit of the coffee plant to reach maturity.

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