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How to Remove Coffee Pulp from Cherries

How to remove coffee pulp

This was a magical experience when I visited this coffee farm in Quillabamba, Cusco in Peru. Watch the videos below where we used a rustic machine made in Peru to remove the coffee pulp from these juicy cherries.

This farm is located a 1800 MASL in Quellouno town which is part of the municipally city of Quillabamba. Quillabamba is a coffee region in Cusco and its located about 4-5 hours by car away from the main Cusco city. Let me know if you have any questions and/or if you like to get coffee from these farms.

Rustic machine to remove coffee pulp in Peru

If you’re a coffee lover, you may be familiar with the process of removing coffee pulp, which is the outer layer of the coffee cherry that surrounds the bean. It’s an essential step in the coffee-making process, and it’s surprisingly easy to do.

To remove coffee pulp, you’ll need to start with freshly picked coffee cherries. You can use a pulping machine to separate the pulp from the bean, or you can do it by hand. If you’re doing it by hand, simply squeeze the cherry between your thumb and index finger, and the pulp should come off easily.

Removing coffee pulp machine

Once you’ve removed the coffee pulp, you’ll need to wash the coffee beans thoroughly to remove any remaining residue. This can be done using a colander or a strainer. Rinse the beans with cold water until the water runs clear.

Finally, you’ll need to dry the beans. This can be done by spreading them out on a flat surface and letting them air dry for several days, or by using a mechanical dryer. Once the beans are dry, they can be roasted and brewed to make delicious coffee.

Removing coffee pulp may seem like a daunting task, but with a little patience and the right tools, it can be done easily and quickly. And the result is a high-quality coffee that’s sure to satisfy your caffeine cravings.

Removing coffee pulp and sorting coffee beans
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