Coffee Supply Chain: A guide from farm to your coffee cup

While you're on your way to work, you pass by the local coffee store and get a to-go coffee in two minutes. That cup of coffee you're holding is the result of hundreds of hours of work. This is what your coffee has been through

Step 1: Green turn into red cherries

Step 2: Gather, De-husk and Dry

Cherries are put in water to separate them from other materials, then de-husked and dried under the sun to achieve a certain level of moisture. The end result are the brown beans

Step 3: Roasting the Green Beans

Once farmers are done with steps 1 and 2, they start exporting those green beans to coffee roasters all over the world. Your local roasters then roasts the beans to become the regular brown beans that you usually see, and make them finally accessible to the public

Step 4: Grinding

The final step of the way is grinding the coffee beans to the convenient size. If you're ordering an Espresso, then the beans will be grounded Extra Fine, while a Filter coffee will probably need medium grind.

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Step 5

A beautiful cup of coffee

The next time you enjoy your morning cup, remember that somewhere in a farm across the world or in your country, a coffee farmer spent the day under the sun harvesting and drying coffee cherries to give you your caffeine fix