PULP NATURAL EXPLAINED – HONEY PROCESSED

We hope this short description of Pulped natural will give you a better understanding of the processes involved to create some of our coffees.

Pupled natural (AKA honey processed) is one of many processing methods used to remove the cherry from the beans. Once the coffee cherries are picked they are sent through a water channel to, what is in essence a big metal bath, where the coffee beans are allowed to settle, any cherries that rise to the top (floaters) are skimmed off at this stage. Once the floaters are removed they remaining cherries have their skin removed leaving only the 2 beans and a mucilage layer that surrounds the bean. These are then laid out on stone patios or raised drying beds and regularly turned until they reach 25-35% moisture whereupon they are loaded in to sacks ready for shipping and re-sale.