Coffee Grading and Green Coffee
Before any coffee is sold it
is classified by the number of defects, screen size, and
cup quality. The defect count is supposed to give
a general idea of the quality of the cup. Two green
coffee classification methods have been described here.
The SCAA Green Coffee Classification Method is excellent
for specialty green coffee beans, whereas the Brazilian/New York Green Coffee
Classification Method is more precise, but also more time
For more information, view the Screen
size classification chart, Green Coffee Buying
Guide, or view pictures of the common coffee defects.