Great question! 👏
Clean Coffee is made using the wet (washed) process.
Which method is better?
Coffee can be made using either a wet (washed) or dry (unwashed) process.
The dry (unwashed) coffee process involves drying the fresh coffee cherries (fruit) in the sun. Once the coffee cherries are dried, the seed (aka the coffee bean) is removed and sent off to be roasted.
This method is the oldest and easiest way to process fresh coffee cherries, but it can be risky. If the coffee cherries are not dried carefully and evenly, strong "off" flavors known as "ferment" can be produced, impacting the flavor profile of the coffee.
The wet (washed) process involves removing the coffee cherry from the bean while leaving the mucilage (the gummy layer that gives coffee its sweet flavor) intact.
The beans are then submerged in water and allowed to ferment, which releases sugars and amino acids from the mucilage. These bright, clean flavors infuse into the beans giving washed coffee a better, and more consistent flavor than dry (unwashed) coffee.
Although washed coffee requires more expense and skill to produce, we think the results are worth it.
And once you have a sip of our Clean Coffee we think you will too!
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