I was at Chong Pang this morning and was surprised to find this stall set up at the market. The couple manning the stall was very enthusiastic about their coffee.
It was unusual for a small stall like this showing fresh Coffee berries, green coffee and their coffee products. As I have always wanted to taste fresh coffee berries, I stopped to chat with the vendor who answered my queries enthusiastically.
He told me the coffee was Liberica. The berries were huge and so was the green coffee. After sampling some of his coffee, I bought 250g from him. He obliged me with some green coffee. I liked the coffee. It has been said that Arabica beans are the best but a lot more goes into making a good cup than just the bean itself.
Bumping into this stall was certainly a coincidence as a colleague of mine brought back some fresh Arabica berries for me to process. I will be fermenting the beans, dehulling and drying them and finally roasting.
I will also be planting some of the beans and hopefully harvest them in a few years time. So getting the Liberica berries was certainly a bonus.
Liberica berries and green coffee
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