Washed Coffee

There are a number of standard coffee processing techniques that you may be aware of. The two main ones are washed coffee and natural coffee. For washed process coffee, the skin and fruit (mucilage) of the coffee cherry is removed by a machine called a depulper and the coffee cherry is washed down to its parchment before being spread out to dry. As it sounds, the washed coffee process uses water to rinse away any leftover mucilage, which is why many washed coffees are produced near streams or in areas with abundant fresh water.

Washed vs Unwashed Coffee

Washed coffee beans make up a majority of the coffee produced in the world today, and are probably what you're drinking most of the time. Washed coffee generally gives a sweeter and cleaner-tasting cup than other processing methods, and has been the go-to for specialty coffee producers looking to showcase their beans' quality. Other methods such as honey processed coffee and natural processed coffee involve leaving different amounts of the coffee cherry's fruit and skin on the bean while it dries, which produces different flavors. For farmers that don't have access to abundant water for washed processing or who want their crops to stand out among the many washed coffees being produced in their area, natural or honey processing is a great option. As the specialty coffee market continues to grow, many farmers now use multiple processing methods on their farms to diversify their crop offerings and see what brings the best flavors our of their coffee.

Washed Coffee Available Now

Las

Raspberry, Plum, Red Grape

Intibuca, Honduras

Classic: Las Mandarinas

El

Orange Fruit, Nectarine, Herbals

Garzon, Huila, Colombia

El Triunfo

Huila

Milk chocolate, lemon, raisin

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Primos Unidos

El

Floral, Citrus, Juicy

Palenica, Guatemala

TS: El Tambor COE

Vista

Floral, Bright, Juicy

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

TS: Al Bosque

Reko

Cherry, Grapefruit, Lemon, Chocolate

Reko, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Reko '24

Reyes

Caramel, Berry, Honey

Intibuca, Honduras

Reyes

Nensebo

Black Tea, Caramel, Orange

West Arsi, Ethiopia

Dhilgee Nensebo Refisa #1

El

Funky, Funky Fruit

Bolívar, Antioquia, Colombia

El Encanto '23

Magrissa

Black Tea, Peach Bitters, Marmalade

Chelbesa, Gedeb, Ethiopia

Magarrisa Chelbesa #5

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Nectarine, Peach, Whiskey Bitters

Bulambuli, Mbale, Uganda

Zinule

Nensebo

Black Tea, Floral, Melon, Peach

Gedeo, Sidamo, Ethiopia

Refisa '23

Gora

Lime, Cocoa, Caramel

Sidamo, Ethiopia

Gora Kone

Mulish

Floral, Berries, Bergamont

Guji, Ethiopia

Mulish

Danche

Peach, White Grape, Honey, Delicate, Mandarin

Danche Washing Station, Gedeb, Ethiopia

Danche Washed

John

Cherry, Grape, Citrus

Planades, Tolima, Colombia

El Diviso '23

Gitutu

Raspberry, Lemon, Peach

Githunguri, Kiambu, Kenya

Gitutu AA

Colombiaargote

Cherry Caramel Orange

Valle de Cauca, Colombia

Femenino

La

Chocolate, Toffee, Berries

Narino, Colombia

La Ermita Microlot

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Chocolate, Red Fruit, Citrus

Huila, Colombia

Dulima

Sidamodecaf

Stonefruit, Lime, Cherry, Floral, Sweet Tea

Bombe, Sidama, Ethiopia

Ethiopia Bombe Washed

Mulish

Peach, Tangerine, Black Tea

Guji, Ethiopia

Mulish Lot 1 '24

Gitesi

Floral, Lemon, Sweet

Gitesi, Rwanda

Gitesi by Gahizi

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Citrus, Honey, Black Tea

Sidama, Ethiopia

Hunkute 2021

Honduras

Graham Cracker, Apple, Chocolate

Copan, Honduras

CAFESCOR Select Decaf

Hoja

Caramel, Chocolate, Baker's Spice

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Classic: Hoja Blanca

Astrid

Grape, Mandarin, Plum

Tolimo, Colombia

Astrid Medina

Roxsana

Mango, Berries, Brown Sugar

Cajamarca, Peru

La Pena Blanca 2022

El

Papaya, Guava, Almond Brittle

Intibuca, Honduras

El Matazano

El

Stone fruit, Apple, Floral

Intibuca, Honduras

Classic: El Picacho #2

Gitesi

Strawberry, Red Currant, Caramel

Gitesi, Rwanda

Gitesi #1

Pb

Cherries, Berries, IPA

Nyeri, Kenya

PB Ruarai #097

Wamena

Peach, Tea, Passionfruit

Guji, Ethiopia

Hambela Wamena #1

El

Peach, Lime, Floral

Palencia, Guatemala

TS: El Socorro Geisha

Ab

Strawberry, Jasmine, Currant

Embu, Kenya

AB Ndunduri #028

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Bergamont, Hibiscus, Peach

Urago Raro, Guji, Ethiopia

Raro '23

Pan

Juicy, Peach Tea, Citrus

Garzon, Huila, Colombia

Pan de azúcar

Layo

Floral, Jasmine, Peach

Uraga, Ethiopia

Layo '23

Chelbesa

Jasmine, Floral, Stone Fruit and Rose Tea

Yirgacheffe, Gedeb, Ethiopia

Chelbesa '23

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Sugar, Chocolate, Jazmin, Lemon Florals

San Raymundo, Fraijanes, Guatemela

San Jorge

Aapicuc

Chocolate, Red Fruit, Sweet

Unión Cantinil, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Cantinil Union

La

Tropical Fruit, Raspberry, Caramel

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

La Florida '23

La

Purple Fruit, Honeysuckle, Peach

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

La Colmenita '23

El

Clementine, Milk Chocolate, Candy

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

El Panal '23

Reko

Floral, Jasmine, Lemon

Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Reko '23

El

Caramel, Floral, Citrus, Complex

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Tasting Series: El Diamante COE

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Blackberry, Grape, Floral, Chocolate,Syrupy

Danche Washing Station, Gedeb, Ethiopia

Danche Natural '23

Danny

Stone Fruit, Tropical, Milk Chocolate

El Cedral, Santa Barbara, Honduras

El Filo

Acevedo

Black Tea, Citrus, Sweet

Acevedo, Huila, Colombia

Acevedo

Kora

Berry, Fruit Punch, Stone Fruit

Kiriaini, Muranga, Kenya

Kora AA

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Stone Fruit, Cherry, Nougat

CABAÑAS, Honduras

Proyecto Cabanas

Elder

Blueberry, Tropical, Floral

Santa Barbara, Honduras

TS: La Montana

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Cherry, Orange, Lime

Buesaco, Narino, Colombia

Buesaco

Mulish

Guji, Ethiopia

Cherry, Orange, Floral

Mulish Lot 2 '24

Los

Sugar, Citrus, Rosehips

Atitlan, Guatemala

Los Andes Geisha

Los

Cranberry, Lime, Caramel

Atitlan, Guatemala

Los Andes Java

Chelbesa

Plum, Floral, Grape

Gedeb, Ethiopia

Chelbesa # 6

Bedessa

Apple, Bergamot, Floral

Guji, Ethiopia

Bedessa # 1

Desvelado

Milk Chocolate, Dates, Passion Fruit

Huila, Colombia

Desvelado Decaf 2022

Montecillios

Apple, Almond, Milk Chocolate

Intibuca, Honduras

Classic: Montesillos

La

Wine, Chocolate, Floral

Antioquia, Colombia

La Pastora #8

Kingha

Orange, Spice, Kiwi

Kanungo, Uganda

Kingha Collective #2

Bandierante

Raspberry, Milk Chocolate, Hazelnut

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Cachoeirinha #4

Buku

Black Tea,Grape,Honey,Orange Blossom,Peach

Hambela, Guji, Ethiopia

Buku Sayisa '23

Coffee

Choclate, Red Fruit

Santa Rosa, Guatemala

Santa Rosa

El

Fruit Punch, Juicy, Candied Pear

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

El Amate '23

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Cranberry, Graham Cracker, Red Currant

Motozintla, Chiapas, Mexico

Fincas Las Chicharras

Screenshot

Blackberry, Floral, Vanilla

Acevedo, Huila, Colombia

El Pino

Ripe

Lime, Chocolate, Honey, Nut

Dalat, Vietnam

Lotus

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Citrus, Floral, Black Tea

Bale Mountain, Ethiopia

Riripa #2

El

Fraijanes, Guatemala

Cocoa, Cherry, Lemon

Classic: El Santo

Huila

Plum, Raspberry, Syrup

Huila, Colombia

Buenavista

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Dark Chocolate, Tangerine, Cola, Molasses, Sugar Cookie

Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia

Montebello

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Raspberry, Lime, Sugarcane

Karuthi, Nyeri County, Kenya

Chinga

Sugarcane

Caramel, Almond, Honey

Risaralda, Colombia

Risaralda DECAF

La

Papaya, Raspberry, Vanilla

Intibuca, Honduras

La Quebrada

Moustache

Grape, Black Cherry, Passion Fruit

Guji, Ethiopia

Samii Bedessa #2

Kingha

Orange, Spice, Kiwi

Kanungo, Uganda

Classic: Kingha Collective #2

Las

Jasmine, Sweet, Tropical

Fraijanes, Guatemala

Las Crucitas

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Blackberry, Lime, Cream

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

QUEJINA '23

Shakisso

Floral, Vanilla, Bergamot, Berries

Guji, Ethiopia

Shakisso

Guchienda

Blackcurrant, Apricot, Honey, Tropical, Floral

Gucienda, Embu, Kenya

Gucienda Estate AA

Guatemalan

Toffee, Plum, Cherry

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Finca la Bolsa

Suke

Floral, Bergamot, Black Tea

Guji, Ethiopia

Suke Quto '24

Bomba

Cherry kombucha, funky, complex, floral

Narino, Colombia

Bomba de Fruta #6

Desvelado

Milk Chocolate, Dates, Passion Fruit

Huila, Colombia

Desvelado Decaf 2024

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Limeade, Pineapple, Mango, Tamarind

Kirinyaga County, Kenya

Kainamui

Past Washed Coffee

Benavides

Tasting Notes: Bergamot, Red Currant, Peach

Narino, Colombia

Tasting Series: Benavides Lot 2

Muchagara

Tasting Notes: Watermelon, Raspberry, Clean

Kirinyaga, Kenya

Tasting Series: Muchagara AA

La

Tasting Notes: Berry, Black Tea, Sugarcane

Huila, Colombia

Tasting Series: La Miel

Los

Tasting Notes: Lime, Chocolate, Panela

Huila, Colombia

Tasting Series: Los Alpes

Picorana

Tasting Notes: Raspberry, Sugar, Spices

Cajamarca, Peru

Tasting Series: Picorana

Frinsa

Peach, Apple, Chardonnay

West Java, Indonesiaa

Classic: Frinsa Estate Super

Tasting

Forest Fruit, Delicate Florals, Herbal Notes

Kigari Teachers College, Embu, Kenya

Tasting Series Kigari

Nenka

Red Grape, Cacao Nibs, Caramel

Hambella Wamena, Ethiopia

Nenka #1

Kiangoi

Melon Rind, Lime, Full Bodied

Tasting Series: Kiangoi

Buenaesperanza

Caramel, Lime, Floral

Buena Esperanza

Lasso

Honeycomb, Orange Peel, Candied Lemon

Tasting Series: Lasso Geisha

Gatomboya

Tasting Notes: Peach, Violet, Floral

Nyeri, Kenya

Tasting Series: Gatomboya AA

La

Tasting Notes: Peach, Cherry, Floral

Marcala, Honduras

La Isabel

Santateresa

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Lemongrass, Almond

Chanchamayo, Peru

Tasting Series: Santa Elena

Nimu

Tasting Notes: Plum, Cane Sugar, Floral

Kayanza, Burundi

Nimu Silas

Nkaka

Tasting Notes: Vanilla, Chocolate, Cherry

Nkaka, Burundi

Tasting Series: Nkaka

Risaralda

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Grapefruit, Honey

Risaralda, Colombia

Classic: Mujeres de Risaralda

Villa

Tasting Notes: Nutty, Chocolate, Citrus

Huila, Colombia

Villa Maria

El

Tasting Notes: Raspberry, Wine, Tart

Narino, Colombia

El Cajon

San

Notes: Chocolate, Cream, Citrus

Choluteca, Honduras

Classic:San Marcos de Colón

La

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Cream, Cherry

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

La Soledad

La

Tasting Notes: Berry, Plum, Brown Sugar

Antioqua, Colombia

La Claudina

Karimikui

Tasting Notes: Cherry, Rose, Lemon

Kirinyaga, Kenya

AB Karimikui

Limonar

Dried Fruit, Honey, Plum

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

El Limonar

Nensebo

Stonefruit, Jasmine, Caramel

West Arsi, Ethiopia

Nensebo Refisa

El

Black Cherry, Cocoa, Nougat

Palencia, Guatemala

El Socorro Red Bourbon

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Peach, Caramel, Floral

Huila, Colombia

TS: Ninco Pink Bourbon

Clabelina

Cane Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate

Antioquia, Colombia

Classic: Villa Clabelinota

El

Black Cherry, Cocoa, Nougat

Palencia, Guatemala

Classic: El Socorro Red Bourbon

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Cherry, Citrus, Floral

Huila, Colombia

Tasting Series: La Piragua

Las

Jasmine, Peach, Vanilla

Narino, Colombia

Las Mangas

Recolectores

Sugar, Mango, Floral

Narino, Colombia

Recolectores 2021

El

Stonefruit, Currant, Floral

Cajamarca, Peru

Classic: El Balsamo

El

Orange Blossom, Honey, Spice

Palencia, Guatemala

Tasting Series: El Socorro Geisha 2021

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Grape, Floral, Grapefruit

Nyeri, Kenya

Kainamui

Astrid

Black Tea, Floral, Strawberry

Tolima, Colombia

TS: Astrid Medina

Sakicha

Cacao, Lemon, Spice

Guji, Ethiopia

Sakicha Fermented #1

El

Caramel, Panela, Sugarcane

El Socorro Bourbon

Huilaclassic

Chocolate, Herbal, Citrus

Classic: Magdalena

Yabitu

Loquat, Strawberry, Cola

Yabitu Koba Lot 1

Yabitu

Mango, Peach, Cane Sugar

Yabitu Koba Lot 2

Karindundu1

Lime, Honey, Jasmine

Karindundu 112

Orion

Tasting Notes: Raspberry, Grapefruit, Dry

<b>San Marcos, Guatemala</b>

Orion

Guayab

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Dried Date, Spice

<b>Huehuetenango, Guatemala</b>

Classic: Guaya'b

Elescudo

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Cherry, Raspberry

Santa Ana, El Salvador

El Escudo

Classic

Tasting Notes: Plum, Chocolate, Caramel

<b>Huehuetenango, Guatemala</b>

Classic: Candelaria

Uraga

Tasting Notes: Peach, Lemon, Black Tea

<b>Guji, Ethiopia</b>

Uraga Samii

Boji

Tasting Notes: Jasmine, Plum, Orange

Boji, Ethiopia

Boji Magarrisa

Mokonisa

Tasting Notes: Lemon, Floral, Grapefruit

Dimtu, Ethiopia

Mokonisa Bulga

San

Tasting Notes: Apple, Peach, Floral

Cauca, Colombia

Tasting Series: San Martin Pink Bourbon

Classic

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Cream, Citrus

Caldas, Colombia

Classic: Sausalito

Adola

Tasting Notes: Mango, Lemon, Lavender

Guji, Ethiopia

Adola Samii

Santajulia

Tasting Notes: Milk Chocolate, Red Grape, Almond

Santa Ana, El Salvador

Santa Julia

Shembati

Tasting Notes: Currant, Blueberry, Sugar

Kayanza, Burundi

Shembati #1

Sehe

Tasting Notes: Nectarine, Chocolate, Tannic

Cibitoke, Burundi

Sehe Collective

Buziraguhindwa2

Tasting Notes: Apricot, Cream, Honey

Kayanza, Burundi

Buziraguhindwa Shade #2

Santa

Tasting Notes: Cola, Vanilla, Brown Sugar

Huila, Colombia

Santa Elena #1

Santa

Tasting Notes: Cocoa, Sugar, Raspberry

Huila, Colombia

Santa Elena #3

Labendicion

Tasting Notes: Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Plum

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

La Bendicion

La

Tasting Notes: Peach, Grapefruit, Nutty

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

La Colmenita #2

El

Notes: Cream, Citrus, Spice

Palencia, Guatemala

El Socorro #3

El

Tasting Notes: Orange, Vanilla, Chocolate

Palencia, Guatemala

El Tambor

Uraga2

Tasting Notes: Rose, Honey, Lemon

Guji, Ethiopia

Uraga #2

Pedregal

Tasting Notes: Berry, Sugar, Dense

Narino, Colombia

Pedregal 2019

Villa

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Guava, Cocoa

Huila, Colombia

Villa Maria 2019

Deri

Tasting Notes: Berry, Black Tea, Cherry

Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Deri Kidame

Recolectores

Tasting Notes: Apple, Citrus, Plum

Narino, Colombia

Recolectores 2019

El

Tasting Notes: Sugar, Chocolate, Orange

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

El Diamante

Los

Tasting Notes: Cranberry, Floral, Vanilla

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Los Cedros

El

Tasting Notes: Berry, Cocoa, Caramel

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

El Aguacatal

Lyula

Peaches, Sugar, Spice

Songwe, Tanzania

Lyula AA 2019

Sumac

Tasting Notes: Grape, Cocoa, Cinnamon

Cajamarca, Peru

Sumac Warmi

Clabelina

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Currant, Honey

Antioquia, Colombia

Villa Clabelina

La

Dark Chocolate, Toffee, Cherry

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Classic: La Basa