The structure of the coffee cherry

struktur der kaffeekirsche

It has the following seven layers from the inside out:

1 – Middle piece
2 – Bean
3 – Silverskin
4 – Parchment skin
5 – Pectin layer
6 – Pulp
7 – Fruit skin

Structure coffee cherry

The coffee that has been stripped down to the parchment skin and dried is called parchment coffee in technical terms.

In order to obtain green coffee, the fruit skin, the fruit pulp, the mucus that adheres to the parchment, the parchment skin and the silver skin must be removed from the coffee cherry. There are two types of processing: dry and wet processing. You will learn more about this in a later section.

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