Green beans are raw coffee beans obtained from cleaned and dried coffee cherries. These raw coffee beans will then be processed into ground coffee or ready-to-drink coffee after going through the roasting and grinding process.

Green beans can be classified into different types of quality, such as Specialty, Premium, and Commercial. In addition, green beans can also be differentiated by variety-Arabica, Robusta, Excelsa, and many more.

Specialty Coffee is a type of coffee produced from coffee beans that have excellent quality and are produced from a specific region. Premium Coffee is a type of coffee produced from coffee beans that have good quality and are produced from a wider area. Whereas Commercial Coffee is a type of coffee produced from coffee beans that have low quality and are produced from a wider area.

In the coffee industry, the quality of green beans determines the flavor and aroma of coffee. Therefore, the green bean storage process must be considered to ensure good coffee quality.

So, how are green beans stored?

First, green beans should be stored in a cool, dry place. High humidity can cause coffee beans to deteriorate due to the growth of mold and bacteria. Therefore, green beans should be stored in a dry place that allows air circulation so that the contents of the container are not damp, such as using a gunny sack. Make sure the container used is also dry and not used.

Secondly, green beans should be stored in a stable temperature, not too hot or cold. The ideal temperature for storing green beans is 20 – 25 degrees Celsius. Because temperatures that fluctuate too much can cause mold and bacteria growth.

Third, green beans should be stored in a clean, odor-free container. If green beans are stored in sacks, it is important to ensure that the sacks are clean and not used as fertilizer containers. If jute sacks are used, it is necessary to ensure that the sacks are Vegetable oil treated (VOT). If containers are used, they should be cleaned regularly to avoid contamination from unwanted impurities. Containers are also not placed directly on the floor, you can use pallets or shelves.

Fourth, green beans must be stored for a maximum of 10-12 months, and logistics rotation must be carried out regularly. To reduce the risk of damage or expiration of the coffee beans.

The bottom line is that green beans must be stored under good conditions and with good techniques, in order to maintain their quality.

Why not go straight to roasting ?

Green beans have a longer shelf life compared to processed coffee beans. This is because the roasting process can cause the coffee beans to degrade faster. In addition, freshly harvested coffee beans usually take several months before the flavors are fully matured. When freshly harvested coffee is roasted immediately, it will often have a raw vegetable-like flavor that can be less desirable to drinkers.

Another reason is that green bean coffee can be roasted according to consumers’ preferences. This provides flexibility in choosing flavors, aromas and colors. So that it can be used as needed.

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