Kona Coffee Terminology

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Kona Coffee Terminology

Cherry – The fruit of the coffee tree.

Bean – Two flat seeds formed within the cherry.

Peaberry – When coffee cherries produce one round seed.

Pulping – separates the beans from the outer red skin.

Processing – When the beans are fermented and washed.

Drying – The beans are laid out on decks and sun -dried to a moisture level between 8 -10%.

Parchment – A stiff white skin, that is milled off the bean prior to roasting.

Milling – Removing of parchment skin.

Green – Coffee beans milled and ready for roasting.

Roast – Cooking the green coffee to the desired taste.

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