30 Mar '15, 12pm

What are coffee defects?

What are coffee defects?

Piled all together green coffee defects are called “triage,” a word of French origin that means, essentially, to sort or sift. In terms of coffee, triage is quite literally the stuff that’s been sorted to the bottom of the barrel. In Brazil, they call it “PVA coffees.” Ask the beneficio manager and he’ll say it is “para consumo interno” — for internal consumption, meaning it will be blended with slightly better coffee until drinkable, roasted and sold locally. Coffee is an agricultural products and defects are a part of nature and no coffee farm can produce 100% specialty grade coffee. Coffee farmers will say, “every coffee has its market.”

Full article: http://batdorfcoffee.com/blog/coffee/coffee-defects/

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