Mar - Apr 1999: Caveats of Buying Green Coffee; Lordy ...Its the Mother Bean!

Mon, 1999-03-01

Caveats of Buying Green Coffee

The new crop Centrals have arrived, and I have some ...but not much. Let me explain some of the caveats of buying new crop coffees.

While there's no hard and fast rule when it comes to buying green coffee, its generally better to wait for mid-crop pickings. The first coffees to arrive from any origin will come from the lowest altitudes on the farm, and therefore the coffee cherries will mature earlier. Lower altitude coffees have not properly developed, lacking bean density and often the full character of the origin.

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