Crop to Cup

September 27, 2018 2 min read

AN AMAZING JOURNEY
LEARN WHAT MAKES EVERY CUP OF COFFEE SO SPECIAL

grounds-hounds-brew-to-bean-step-1

Where it Starts

Seeds from selected coffee trees are sprouted in the farm’s nursery to ensure a healthy start to life. Seedlings are then replanted in the shade provided by a canopy of large tropical trees.

The infant seedlings need between 3-6 years to mature and begin producing delicious, ripe coffee cherries.

grounds-hounds-brew-to-bean-step-2

Time to Harvest

Due to the uneven ripening of coffee cherries, farm workers hand select and harvest the fruit at its peak ripeness. This often leads to multiple harvests of the same tree throughout the picking season.

On average, one coffee tree will only yield approximately enough green coffee to produce a single bag of roasted coffee.

grounds-hounds-brew-to-bean-step-3

Washed and Sun-dried

We primarily use the washed method to prepare our green coffee. In this process, ripe cherries pass through a pulping machine to remove the outer skin.

Beans are then left to soak in water, assisting in the removal of the green coffee pulp. The washed green coffee is then left to dry in the sun for up to 8 days in preparation for shipment.

grounds-hounds-brew-to-bean-step-4

The Real Journey Begins

Green coffee is packaged in large burlap sacks and aggregated for wholesale purchasers.

The purchased green coffee is then placed on shipping vessels to journey from all corners of the world, before finally reaching its roasting destination in the U.S.

grounds-hounds-brew-to-bean-step-5

The Great Transformation

The roasting process removes all remaining water and begins to convert the green coffee starches into sugars. Each green coffee is roasted to bring out its unique natural flavor and highlight characteristics of its origin.

The roasting process takes a great deal of skill and experience to perfect and can be viewed in the same lens as a chef knowing just the right time to remove a steak from heat.

grounds-hounds-brew-to-bean-step-6

Where our Journey Ends and Your Journey Begins

The coffee is in your hands now and only you are able to create the next chapter.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

Surprising Shelter Pups For Thanksgiving!
Surprising Shelter Pups For Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2022 1 min read

To help bring a little love and cheer to these amazing pups, we surprised the residents of NKLA with the ultimate Thanksgiving feast!
Read More
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Dog Mom
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Dog Mom

November 16, 2022 3 min read

We think Dog Moms deserve all the special gifts this time of year! We created the perfect gift guide from our shop in order to make sure you can find the right gift for your loved one! From coffee subscriptions, to classy mugs, to amazing coffee gear, you'll be sure to find something for the dog mom in your life!

Read More
Rescue Roast Coffee Feature: Beagle Freedom Project
Rescue Roast Coffee Feature: Beagle Freedom Project

November 15, 2022 1 min read

We couldn’t be prouder to partner with Beagle Freedom Project through this holiday season! For the next six weeks, 100% of the profits from our Rescue Roast blend will support the Beagle Freedom Project and their incredible mission to end the inhumane treatment of our most vulnerable creatures. We hope you’ll join us in changing lives and saving lives with every purchase through the end of the year!
Read More