Bean

Bean, noun (also coffee bean): Strictly speaking, coffee beans are not beans, but rather the seed or seeds of the coffee…


Casuarina

Casuarina, noun: A species of beech that grows in forests whose branches resemble horsetails. They are used as shade trees…


Coca

Coca, noun: A bush/shrub. It grows on the eastern hillsides of the Andes in Peru, Bolivia and Columbia between 1000 and 6500…


Coffee

Coffee, noun: From the Arabic “qahwah,” meaning stimulating drink. It is a (usually) hot, black caffeinated drink made from…


Coffee bean

Coffee bean, noun: Coffee beans are not actually beans, but rather the (half) seeds (kernels) of the coffee berry, the fruit…


Coffee berry

Coffee berry, noun: Fruit of the evergreen coffee plant (can grow up to 60 feet high, pruned down to a maximum of 10 feet).…


Coffee garden

Coffee garden, noun: Not a synonym for a café or the like, but rather a small coffee cultivation of 10-30 coffee trees with…


Cultivation

Cultivation, noun (also coffee cultivation): Coffee plants require a balanced climate, plenty of rain, a lot of shade and a…


EP

EP, abbreviation: Stands for “European Preparation”. This means that the beans are processed and washed directly after the…


Farmers association

Farmers association, noun (also growers association and producers association): is an association of organic farmers and…


Floater

Floater, noun: Refers to inferior beans without seeds or with underdeveloped seeds. After removing the pulp from the coffee…


Harvest process

Harvest process, noun: A fundamental distinction is made between two methods. One is picking by hand in which only the ripe,…


HG

HG, abbreviation: Stands for “High Grown”. Quality indicator. Indicates coffee that is grown at an altitude of 4000 feet…


Industrial coffee

Industrial coffee, noun: Coffee that is cultivated in very large quantities on large plantations in monocultures and that is…


Joachim Bauck

Bauck, Joachim: Demeter pioneer and figurehead of the Bauckhof company. A tireless advocate for the biodynamic movement, he…


Lavado

Lavado, adj.: Spanish word meaning washed. A method for preparing green coffee. (see: wet processing)


Organic

Organic, adj.: Synonym for biodynamic. Quality criterion for coffee cultivation and processing. (see: organic cultivation…


Parchment coffee

Parchment coffee, noun (also café pergamino): Indicates the green coffee after it’s been pulped and/or the beans after…


Peaberry

Peaberry, noun (also caracoli): A special, round form of the coffee bean. It occurs when only one bean grows in a coffee…


Plant sociology

Plant sociology, noun: Term used to describe the “biocenosis” of various plants. In the context of coffee cultivation, it…


Precipitation

Precipitation, noun: Criterion for coffee cultivation and quality of the beans. Coffee plants thrive best at a precipitation…


Preparation

Preparation, noun: Characteristic for biodynamic agriculture. Soil and plant fertility, ripeness quality and diversity are…


Processing

Processing, noun: Describes the way that coffee berries are prepared into green coffee. In principle, there are three…


Pulp

Pulp, noun: The flesh of the fruit of the coffee berry. Removing the pulp is called pulping. The machine used for it is…


Pulping

Pulping, verb: Refers to the removal of the pulp of the coffee berry from the seed, also known as the bean.