Fermentation is a natural processing of food – and of coffee. It is well known that through different fermentation processes, many different kinds of wines can be made from the same grapes, but that the same is also true for coffee, is less well known. Let us make you a little wiser here!
What is fermentation?
The idea of fermentation is to break down the sugary mucus that surrounds the bean so that it can be washed off afterwards. However, fermentation also has a crucial role in coffee flavour development. The process takes place in the countries where the beans are grown, and there are different ways of fermenting.