Green beans sorting experiment

Yours truly torturing himself sorting out defect beans

Yours truly torturing himself sorting out defect beans

So I did try the beans from Mt. Matutum. I’d say it has potential, but I can actually taste the defects in the cup.  Maybe,  just maybe, if the defects are removed, this bean will taste better.

There’s only one way to find out — remove the defects myself, and roast the clean beans. So that’s how I tortured myself this morning. To be able to isolate 16 volume ounces of defect-free beans, took me maybe 30 minutes. Uh-oh! Not a job for me.

But I did it anyway, and here are the defects …

Beans with defects -- holes bored by insects, broken beans.

Beans with defects -- holes caused by insects, broken beans.

But after sorting, I noticed there were still some defect beans I hadn’t noticed. So I sorted them a second time …

After second sorting ...

After second sorting ...

The beans on the upper left are the defects after the first sorting. The group in the lower left was what I got after sorting a second time. All in all, I got about 10 percent defects. A far cry from specialty grade beans, coz you could not almost find any defects from them.

The roasted beans, finally …

Roasted Matutums!

Roasted Matutums!

I’ll cup them after maybe a day’s rest.

I’m glad that my supplier, Fred, said he can sell me sorted beans.

Again … abangan!!!


One Response to “Green beans sorting experiment”

  1. Bobby on February 27th, 2009 7:56 pm

    Nah, this coffee ain’t for me.

    The search for local green beans continue … :-(

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