Coffee’s rich brew begins with the fruit of a coffee tree, also called a “Cherry”. Resembling a cranberry in size and shape, the red, fully ripe cherry has a sweet pulp and two flat-side green seeds or beans. The bean is protected by a parchment-like husk and a silky, opaque chaff, called the “Silverskin”.
Most plants bloom first, then bear fruit. The coffee Tree does both at once, blooming with jasmine-scented white flowers at the same time that is bears rips and unripe fruit. This makes growing and harvesting coffee extremely labor-intensive because the ripe beans must be picked selectively. The average healthy coffee tree produces 5 pounds of green beans annually or about 2,000 beans.
The bean can vary in taste significantly dependent on the coffee growing region. Factors like climate, altitude, soil, growing conditions and human care for the harvest will dictate that inherent taste of the bean. Factors like exposure to moisture and cold temperatures adversely effect bean quality.
Other contributing factors are blending, roasting and brewing of the coffee beans. Great skill and experience are necessary in blending and roasting. Our Master Roaster and coffee production equipment enable us to deliver only the finest quality coffees sourced from around the globe to you. Lastly, the brewing process is as critical as any other element of the process. Bodecker Brewed has achieved coffee excellence through a combination of Research, science and Technology.
“Even the best coffee can be spoiled by a bad brewing process”