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What is Microbatch Coffee? Is coffee with low production called microbatches? How did Emerald Manor's bidding rose summer come into being?

Published: 2024-05-20 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/05/20, The introduction of the concept of specialty coffee allows us to trace the origin of each bean. For example, it came from which country, which production area, which processing plant or estate. This information will follow the sale of coffee beans, and attached to the label, which can be more intuitive to consumers. phase

The release of the concept of boutique coffee allows us to trace back to the source of each bean. For example, it comes from which country, which producing area, which processing plant or manor. This information will follow the sale of coffee beans, and affixed to the label, which can be more intuitively seen by consumers.

I believe that when buying coffee beans, you can occasionally see such a special word: "micro-batch coffee" (Microlot coffee). Microbatch coffee is literally easy to understand: "it's a small batch of coffee beans." But this answer is obviously not satisfactory, and since it can be talked about separately, there must be something special about it.

What is micro-batch coffee? Indeed, micro-batch coffee does not just mean that the quantity of coffee in that batch is scarce. After all, there are more micro-batch coffee in some places than regular coffee produced in other places. A correct understanding of Qianjie should be: "special treatment", or a batch of coffee with "something special".

Friends who have bought micro-batches of coffee know that their prices are often higher than those of the same category. Because for this batch of coffee, the cost of processing and transportation will be higher. In contrast, their quality will rise. Moreover, the traceability information of micro-batch coffee will be more accurate, which better reflects the development of coffee refinement.

The output of different micro-batch coffee is divided into many cases, and the type of micro-batch output is different in different cases. Most micro-batches of coffee come from coffee farms in Central American countries. For example, there are some manors because the space is not too large, so they will pay more attention to the variety of beans, the level of planting, the technology of treatment, and so on. And the small amount of coffee that is delicately treated is micro-batch coffee.

The experimental micro-batch of innovative treatment the coffee beans of many estates are mainly treated by traditional treatment all the year round, so when these estates want to break the tradition and make some freshly processed coffee beans, they will divide an area of the manor into independent experiments on the coffee beans in this area. This batch of coffee beans will be classified as micro-batch coffee.

Because there is only one area, the yield is not high, coupled with the first experiment. Therefore, generally speaking, this batch of coffee beans will be brought back to China by bean hunters from all over the country, and the output plan of the coffee in the manor next year will be decided through feedback from various places.

Some of the specially selected fine micro batches will operate like this: through a cup test, the coffee beans with the best flavor in their manor will be selected and sold in batches independently. For example, the Jade Manor as we know it, they pick out the best flavor plot coffee for auction every year through cup tests, and each batch produces only about 50 pounds.

Most of the tiny batches of coffee beans are exported by sea because the cost is much lower and it takes longer (about 2-3 months). But often, you can see many coffee beans on the market just a month or so after the harvest season. This is because most merchants will choose small batches of coffee beans by air to warm up the market in advance so that coffee beans that arrive by sea can be sold better.

Private exclusive customized micro-batches most of the time, we can see in the menus of some coffee shops that they will have customized batches that work with so-and-so manors. Yes, some estates offer customized coffee service. They will plant, manage and handle a certain type of coffee beans according to their customers' needs, and then sell them to them. And this type also belongs to a kind of micro-batch coffee.

Therefore, we can know that micro-batches are not uniform, nor is a single quantity scarce. They will have different representatives according to different needs, and can not be generalized!

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