I thought it would be fun to do a little journey about how coffee gets from the tree into our cups. This process is probably a lot more intense that you think, because I was definitely surprised at exactly how much work goes into it.
As many of your know, I went to Guatemala a few months ago to see how the other side of coffee works. I learned so so much about coffee and the farms and the farmers.
Now, I want to share with all of you a little but about how coffee gets from the coffee tree to you in your cup. The farms that La Armonia Hermosa deals with are all microlots for higher quality coffee (so basically big coffee companies like Starbucks don’t do it this way exactly so their beans basically suck…)
So, here’s the journey of coffee…
De-pulping cherries with the hand grinder. It’s hard work for real.
At this point, the coffee is a green bean, or cafe oro. For coffee that’s roasted in the US, after it’s sorted, it is sent over as a green bean.
So, there it is, how coffee gets to your table. Hopefully it made sense and now you understand a little bit more about it!
It was such an amazing experience and I can’t wait to go back!