Coffee Processing

Coffee processing is the industrial process of converting the raw fruit of the coffee plant into the finished coffee. However, it is not what one would call a processed product. The cherry has the fruit or pulp removed leaving the seed or bean which is then dried. While all green coffee is processed, the method that is used varies and can have a significant effect on the flavor of roasted and brewed coffee. Coffee production is a major source of income in West Nile sub-region of Uganda, especially for highland communities in Zombo and Nebbi Districts. By adding value, processing the coffee locally, coffee farmers and countries can increase the revenue from coffee.