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Natural Coffee Processing

Natural coffee processing is a method of processing coffee beans that involves drying the beans inside the fruit, rather than removing the fruit first. This method of processing is often used in countries with dry climates, such as Brazil,but here at GMAC we also prepare it, where the fruit can be left to dry in the sun. Here's a breakdown of the natural coffee processing phase from farm until it's dried: Harvesting: Coffee is typically harvested when the fruit is ripe, …

A Guide to Common Coffee Pests & Diseases

Pests and diseases can ruin your coffee crop. An infestation or outbreak that is badly handled can mean financial hardship or even devastation. But do you know which pests and diseases are the greatest threats? And how do you identify them? Let’s take a look at coffee pests and diseases to better understand what they are and how to handle them. source: pexels.com WHAT CAUSES DISEASES & ATTRACTS PESTS Like any crop, the coffee plant is vulnerable to pests and diseases. A 2012 report by Fabienne …

A Guide to Growing Healthy Coffee Trees

Your coffee crop can only be as good as your coffee trees – but growing strong, healthy, and productive plants means paying attention to several critical variables. Whether you’re a producer looking to improve the quality and quantity of your cherries, or a roaster/coffee buyer working with producers, it’s important that you know these. These are some practices recommended by Fernando Farfan, an agronomist with the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation’s research centre Cenicafé, Read and discover. LOCATION & CLIMATE Fernando's first concern is …

Coffee Processing-Wet Processing

Coffee is generally wet processed throughout the country. This is largely thanks to modern efforts to invest time, effort, and resources into developing communal washing stations for the countless micro-crops of coffee cherries that require processing each year. In this video you can check our washing station (gmac) and how it is done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56FvySZwBKk The numerous small farms involved in the business cannot create large, individual washing stations like the great coffee estates throughout the world do. This is because most farmers only grow coffee …

Rwanda Coffee Growing: Everything You Need To Know

At first glance, those Rwanda coffee beans on that shop counter might look like just another bag ‘a beans with a missing vowel in its name. But the history of the Rwandan coffee industry, both tragic and epic, has not only kept coffee production from the Land of a Thousand Hills alive – it’s transformed it into one of the most sought-after coffees in the modern world. A Brief History Of Rwandan Coffee The tiny, landlocked East African nation of Rwanda is nestled in the …
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