Some say that a honey-process coffee tastes like caramel, or ( you guessed it… honey). The flavors of a honey-process coffee include the sweetness of a natural process coffee, but also the brightness of a washed coffee.
Coffee from Indonesia and the South Seas Region is almost always processed using the Wet Hull methods, or giling basah. Giling basah provides the resulting coffee beans with a unique herbal and earthy flavor unlike anything else.
The Natural process is used typically in regions where water is scarce. This dry process leads to coffee with “fruitier” flavors. Some natural processed coffees are described as having hints of strawberry, blueberry or even blackberry tones. This process adds a hint of sweetness and intrigue to your coffee.
Washed coffees taste clean and vibrant. The most common method of processing coffee, the washed process provides the most opportunity for consistency and control. If you are looking for a pure coffee taste without added flavor notes from external “impurities”, the best coffee to drink is a wet-processed coffee.