Coffee roasting is something special, it is a mix of intuition, science, craft, experience and passion. Therefore I like to compare coffee roasting with cooking because both are wonderful, creative activities.
Welcome to the next topic of our coffee story – Blending.
So far we’ve learned a lot about the different steps of producing coffee. But we’re not at the end yet. There are some more important steps to learn in order to have our coffee in the cup.
The step we’re talking about right now has a characteristic all following steps have in common: Opinion. What do I mean? Let’s recap first. Processing, farming, harvesting, grading and the knowledge about the coffee plant are fields a lot of theoretical knowledge is dominant, what means that there exist a lot scientifically proven facts you can not discuss.
When talking about coffee grading, people generally refer this to coffee quality.
Literally grading means measuring the size.
Once coffee is harvested, or better described as, according to what we’ve learned, the cherries are picked, they go through further processing before roasted and sold.
Hi folks. I’m glad to be back and go on writing our coffee-story part 3 – the harvesting.
We already know in detail what coffee is and how coffee farming works, the next step is very close related to the farming process, it might be better to say: it is a part of it.
Coffee seeds are planted in large beds in shaded nurseries. The seedlings must be watered and protected from the sunlight until they are robust enough to be permanently planted. The subsequent planting normally takes place during the wet or rainy season because then the soil is quite moist and the roots can grow properly.
What is coffee
What is coffee? You already know it? Lucky guy!
I should know as well because coffee is my job, my profession and my passion. But to be honest there exists so much information about coffee I didn’t know before. So let’s dive deep in the first part of the coffee story and let’s explore the root of coffee.
Announcement for the complete coffee story
we’re all coffee lovers. Therefore we’re all interested in this super delicious heaven’s present.
But do we know a lot about coffee, do we know enough, or are we satisfied with our knowledge? I decided for myself that I want to know more about coffee.