Green coffee

Green coffee, noun: Unroasted beans that are polished after the wet or dry preparation and selected according to size and quality (something we do by hand). They are transported in bags or containers for further processing/roasting. Green coffee is traded on the stock market, primarily in New York and London. The quality is assessed using samples, whereby it can have various imperfections: e.g., black or unripe beans. A stone in the sample can mean 1 to 5 penalty points depending on its size. The number of penalties shows the care that the coffee received in its preparation – or the lack thereof.