The processed seed of the coffee tree fruit. Coffee is a flowering shrub that produces fruit. The seeds of the fruit are processed, roasted, ground and prepared as an infusion.: Coffee is a flowering shrub that produces fruit. The seeds of the fruit are separated through various The removal of the cherry and parchment from the coffee seed.: Coffee is either wet-processed (also called washed or wet-milled) or dry-processed (also called wild, natural or natural dry, and we abbreviate it DP sometimes). More methods (wet or dry processing, or something in between) and dried to about 12% moisture for long term Green coffee in general can be stored quite a while with little loss in quality, when compared to roasted coffee which loses freshness much sooner . Bright, delicate coffees can seem to fade faster; earthy More. The seeds are roasted and ground prior to being prepared as an infusion. The term “coffee” is applied to the plant, the seeds and the infusion alike.