Video: A Closer Look at the Physical Green of Panama Dry Process Oscarcito Gesha

Our guidance on what to do with physical defects found in the green coffee of this amazing dry process Gesha.

This tiny lot of Panama Dry Process Oscarcito Gesha has such a dynamic cup profile, but also carries a few defects in the green coffee. It’s the unfortunate truth for this coffee, but thankfully, most won’t impact the delicious fruit-floral cup profile.

Sorting small lots of coffee like this one at the mill can be quite a challenge. 350 lbs. of coffee is hardly enough to make an effective run through the densimetric tables, and the yellowish color from dry processing renders color sorting machinery practically useless. Ultimately, cleaning up a lot this size requires a lot of hand labor, which is cost prohibitive in somewhere like Panama.

We mostly found secondary defects, like minor bug holes, and misshapen beans. These won’t come through in the cup. But within those inconsistencies, we also spotted a few more severe examples that we think culling out could make a difference.

Regardless of the physical inconsistencies, this super limited coffee has amazing flavor and is well worth the extra effort!

Check out Tom’s video where he examines a 300 gram sample of the physical green of Panama Dry Process Oscarcito Gesha, and explains which beans might be worth removing (if any!).

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