Washed refers to a type of coffee processing. Washed processing means that once the coffee cherries are picked the outer fruit is milled and washed off with water leaving only the seed (bean). This minimized the influence of the fruit on the final flavor of the coffee. This is the most common type of processing and generally considered the easiest to roast.
Features of this process
- Limited sugar and flavor absorbed by the seeds (beans) from the fruit of the cherry
- Emphasizes the flavors the seeds of the fruit developed while growing
- Controlled fermentation yields moderate acidity
- Maximum water usage
- Consistent production results
- Predictable roasting