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How Coffee is Produced

Coffee has taken its roots from Kenya despite its proximity in the neighboring Ethiopia. The sole existence of the tree was due to the French ghost fathers who brought it in the country from a place called the Reunion Highland. Coffee, unlike other cash crops which come in a wide array of varieties, is quite different being marked by only AA and AB types, Robusta and Arabica retrospectively.

Each and everyday, the product is enjoyed and cherished by people all over the world. This has seen it topping the charts in the world market and hence enabling producers enjoy one of the greatest successes. Unlike other crops, coffee doesn’t need much attention, although the tree requires close supervision at an early age, it is not as compared to tea or cocoa.

Coffee has managed to prove successful in climates of very few selected countries including nearly eighty countries in Africa, Asia, Carribean, South and Central America. Of the coffee grown world wide, Arabica has managed to be the fastest running horse accounting for almost 75 % .It is mostly found in the extensive fields of Indonesia, East and Latin America with Robusta being featured mostly in Central, West Africa and at a lower extent in Brazil.

The crop has seen the establishment of countless store outlet that provide its products as well as other useful related components.Additionally,a lot of websites have been developed explaining how it is planted,harvested,extracted,processed ad packed in industries. However, for the stages of production, let’s have a look.

Stages of Coffee Production

1. Once the coffee has been planted and harvested, to prevent spoilage, processing is done immediately.Proceesing can be done in two ways depending on the locality. In dry areas, the berries are spread in an open space and left to gain the heat from the sun which eliminates any form of moisture enabling them to prevent any form of spoilage.

In wet areas, the coffee’s pulp and skin are separated by passing them in a pulp machine. The pulp is used for mulching purposes as it is washed away with water. They are then taken to fermentation tanks which are filled with water; they remain here for around 2 or so days until they are ready for drying. This is the most complicated yet equally essential stage of coffee production.

2. Milling the beans follows. After they are completely dry, the cherries are milled. This is done when machines are used to separate the endocarp layer from the initially wet one a process called hulling.

3. The next stage is polishing whereby a polishing machine is used to remove the silver layer left after the endocarp, exocarp and monocarps are separated through hulling. Polishing is an optional process that only adds to the quality of the coffee.

4. The final steps are not as highly complicated and involve sorting and grading (distinguished by weight and sizes), packaging and exporting (exported according to quality and types after tight and well designed packages) and finally the coffee is roasted and ground. These are the final processes that mark the form in which the coffee would be consumed.

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee, why Coffee?

Coffee tree has managed to distinguish itself in one of the most unique styles. By featuring the most addictive element, caffeine, a lot of consumers have found it hard to keep at bay. This has led to its best success in squaring the market in the most significant way which makes everything about it quite magnificent. The one on one strategized and well researched processing procedures only add to its already established popularity and value. It’s about time for my cup!

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