Like crafting a fine wine, there are countless steps involved in producing a high-quality coffee. The key processes are growing, picking, processing, blending and roasting. It all starts with a coffee tree that produces what is known as the bean. (It’s actually the seed of coffee fruit). Each tree only produces enough fruit for one pound of roasted coffee per year. That makes finding the best growing and picking processes critical, in partnership with local farmers. Once the fruit is picked, it’s cleaned, removed of defects and classified by size and color. The “beans” can then be blended with other beans from different regions to enhance flavor. When roasted, the beans undergo both physical and chemical changes that further reveal flavor. How the beans are ground and the water used in the brewing process can still alter taste. Watch this video to learn more about coffee, from tree to cup, presented by Dunkin’ Donuts.
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