In a world of endless possibilities we can make a small change and completly change the course of events. This is especially true for coffee. We can change one small detail and the flavour will be completly different. Varietal and location are very important, but what makes a big difference is the process of drying the bean. Time and type of process will affect the final flavour of coffee immensely. Did you know that natural process is the oldest of all process techniques?
It’s well known that every coffee varietal has its own properties. From colour and size, to time of ripening. But all of them have one thing in common; they pick coffee cherries at
Picked cherries are taken to farm or mill immediately, where they make first selection and take out any cherries with defects. After that they are evenly distributed on drying mat. In the past that used to be floor or bamboo mats. Today they usually do it on so called
Natural process in the past and today
In the past naturally processed coffee was ranked lower because their flavour could be spoiled quickly or be labeled as a defect. It could happen that at the end of the process, coffee would
Today natural process is much more controlled. Coffee cherries are turned
Natural process is the most environmental friendly of all the processes. They use very little water, which can not be said for other processes. Developing new fermentation techniques increased water consumption, but not at natural process. What is special with this process is that the fermentation begins at the same moment as
When cherry is at peak of ripeness, yeast fungi and bacteria penetrate into it and begin to metabolize sugars and acids within the coffee cherry. In nature the result of this process would end in total decay of coffee cherry, but they stop it at
Flavours of naturally processed coffee
Results of this process is a very complex taste, that differs a lot by varietal and location of growing. We can taste full body, slightly syrupy feeling in mouth. Flavours vary from
We recommend you to explore world of coffee and set your own standards for what is good tasting coffee and which is your favourite. We are sure that you’ll find your favourite variety, the one that makes your day better.