The natural colour of coffee.
The coffee before roasting, it is not dark. It seems trivial, but not everyone knows it. But then what is the natural colour of coffee?
What does he look like in nature?
Coffee plants are the most cultivated Coffea Arabica and Robusta.
Arabica is an evergreen shrub that grows to a height ranging from 14 to 20 feet, but usually takes under 6 feet. Brings together flowers and leaves. The leaves of the coffee plant, from 7.63 to 15.24 cm long, are lance-shaped, come in pairs, opposite each other
The upper surface is dark green and the bottom is light green. The coffee berries are initially dark green, with the maturation turn yellow and then red, finally, to take on a colour crimson or cranberry.
Under the skin of the fruit called "cherries", there is a sweet mucilaginous pulp consistency of parchment that contains the green beans of the coffee, usually a pair of oval seeds pianoconvessi, or sometimes just a seed called because of its shape grain wheat. The green beans are wrapped in a delicate semi-transparent skin called skin very tight silver.
The small white flowers are no different from those of jasmine or orange in appearance and smell. They are tubular, and the tube of the corolla is divided into five segments white, even if the number of the petals is not constant, even in the flowers of the same plant. They last about three days. In countries where coffee plantations are located near the coast, travelers who come can hear their rich fragrance three miles from the earth.
The coffee is prepared for the market with the "dry" method and the "wet". In the first case the berries are sun-dried and cleaned by hand or by machines, all dry. In the second are macerated, picked clean water and dried in the sun or artificial drying before being cleaned.
The cleaned beans are transported to the nearest port city, where, prior to being boarded, they are often tested and selected by buyers who represent the largest importers in the main countries of consumption of the product. When you arrive in the country of consumption, the green beans are roasted, packaged and distributed to consumers through recognized channels.
The mixture used for Vercafè, however, is not toasted, but undergoes a different process that allows placing it on the market raw.