A coffee bean is a seed of the Coffea plant and the source for coffee. It is the pit inside the red or purple fruit often referred to as a cherry.
Just like ordinary cherries, the coffee fruit is also a so-called stone fruit. Even though the coffee beans are not technically beans, they are referred to as such because of their resemblance to true beans.
When the fruit is ripe, it is almost always handpicked, using either “selective picking”, where only the ripe fruit is removed, or “strip-picking”, where all of the fruit is removed from a limb all at once.
Most coffee beans find culinary use as milled coffee powder of differed grade mixed with hot water whether as filtered drop coffee or espresso.
Coffee butter and coffee spirits 43%vol are further use of milled and roasted coffee beans. Please refer to the Recipe section.