In the natural process, coffee fruit (often called “cherry”) is harvested from its home on a shrub or small tree. Then natural process coffees are set out straight away to dry in the sun skin-on, meaning the beans receive flavor from the fruit pulp and sugars as part of their development. Ideally, coffee will be harvested at a fully ripe red state to ensure consistency, something that’s especially important in this process. This path—harvest, then dried in the sun with the skin-on—is markedly different from what’s popularly known as the “washed” process, where a coffee is run through depulping machines and washing channels to have the fruit removed and the beans inside cleaned of any fruit and sticky mucilage.
What does natural process coffee taste like?
Natural process coffees can be described as earthy and intense in flavor, often with notes of deep fruit and complex sweetness.
Strawberry, Vanilla, Black Tea