Grading Coffee

Separating Green Coffee Beans by Quality

Grading green coffee involves using specific criteria to separate the coffee beans into various quality designations. This process varies in different countries and coffee-growing regions.

Some regions grade their coffee based strictly upon the green coffee bean size, while others use various other criteria.

To read a detailed description of this process see Coffee Grading. Also see the section on Coffee Defects for a discussion of the criteria that are used to determine the quality of coffee beans.

Coffee and Espresso Brewing Tips

If you want to savor the flavors and aromas of the finest gourmet coffee beans in all the world then make sure to see our detailed section on optimal Coffee Brewing. You can also read detailed coffee flavor profiles of Gourmet Coffees and instructions on preparing some absolutely amazing Espresso Drink Recipes.

For detailed definitions of coffee terminology see the Coffee and Espresso Glossary.  Also check out the World’s Best History of Coffee.

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