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What happens next?

So, in the last video I showed you the first step of shaking the coffee cherries through a screen to divide them into size categories. What happens next? Next the large, higher quality cherries go to a machine called a de-pulper. This takes the pit (which we strangely call a coffee bean) out of the cherry. The pulp-or cherry itself is dumped out and used for compost later. But, the pit continues on it's journey to then be washed, sorted, dried, and all sorts of other things that we never consider when we drink coffee!

Here's the de-pulping in action. [youtube]


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