Yay! We picked the coffee cherries, dehusked them, soaked them, dried them, deskinned them, roasted them, ground them, and then made a delicious cup of coffee!!
I was so relieved to have the final product, steaming hot coffee freshly ground and brewed, pass the taste test. Especially because the first batch, which yielded barely a cup of coffee, tasted a bit more like shrubbery might, rather than coffee. I hadn’t roasted the beans enough. This time, I roasted them until they started snapping and turned a nice shiny dark brown, resorting to a frying pan after using the air popcorn popper. One of the steps in the process is removing the inner skin, and that is a bear.