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Behind the Cup |June 24, 2013

Processing Coffee Parchment

It takes 1.25 pounds of dried parchment to produce one pound of green bean coffee.

  • Dried parchment is delivered to the Dry Mill where the parchment skin is removed by a gentle hulling process.
  • The coffee beans, now referred to as green bean, are then separated into categories of bean size. They are then graded according to density by running over an Oliver gravity table. This ensures that only the perfectly formed beans are bagged and certified. This process is called grading the coffee and is dictated by a strict set of guidelines administered by the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture.

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