coffee beans coffee history
coffee home coffee research sitemap about



  agriculturecoffee historyespressocoffee sciencecoffee politicscoffee market  
coffee history
coffee plant
coffee origins
coffee brewing
coffee cupping
coffee bean buying



coffee defectsCoffee Grading and Green Coffee Beans Classification

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 consuming.

For more information, view the Screen size classification chart, Green Coffee Buying Guide, or view pictures of the common coffee defects.


© 2001-2006. Coffee Research Institute. All Rights Reserved.