One of the best things about coffee is that there are so many varieties. From the way the coffee beans are processed to different brewing techniques, an almost endless amount of flavour profiles can be created. Pulped natural is a type of coffee that you might have head about but what does the name actually mean?
Simply put, pulped natural refers to a specific method of processing coffee beans. It’s less common than other methods but brings its own advantages to the table.
What is the Pulped Natural Process?
There is a spectrum to coffee bean processing that runs from dry to wet.
- Dry (natural) processing involves drying coffee beans in their natural form.
- Wet (washed) processing involves removing the skin and pump of the coffee bean with water before drying.
Each of these processing methods leads to different flavours in the end product.
The pulped natural process falls somewhere in the middle of the processing spectrum.
This method was first used in Brazil and is sometimes referred to as ‘peeled cherry’ or ‘Cereja Descascada’. The skin of the fruit is removed but most of the pulp/sticky mucilage remains attached to the coffee bean.
- Maximum 15 bar pump pressure for coffee shop quality.
- Over 30 varieties of hot and cold drinks.
- Pods available in supermarkets and online.
What Does Pulped Natural Coffee Taste Like?
The sticky mucilage or pulp is often referred to as ‘honey’.
This gives us a clue as to the flavour profile of coffee beans processed in this way. They’re known to be sweeter tasting compared to other kinds of coffee beans. In fact, the more ‘honey’ that’s left on the bean, the sweeter the final product tends to be.
As for flavour profiles, you’re looking at well-rounded acidity alongside chocolatey sweetness.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Pulped Natural
One of the main advantages of this method of coffee bean processing is that it produces a high-quality end product. This allows coffee companies to charge more for their coffee. Further to this, there are often fewer workers required throughout the process.
On the other hand, the machinery used in this process is expensive. There is also the need for more energy expenditure and water consumption than that found in dry (natural) processing.
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Who Should Drink Pulped Natural Coffee?
Pulped natural coffee is something that all coffee lovers should try. After all, they do say that variety is the spice of life. Nevertheless, it’s particularly suited to people who have a preference for sweeter flavours.
Whatever you opt for, enjoy. You’ve earned it!