There are no exact statistics, but it is estimated that 500 billion disposable coffee cups per year are produced in the world today. To have an idea, if we make a straight line with all these cups one after another, we could go around the world 1,360 times!
The model "takeaway" or "coffee to go" in disposable cups, is undoubtedly necessary and an important source of income for coffee shops, but we must be aware of its silent and unprecedented impact on the environment.
Giling Basah is a term widely used in Indonesia, which literally means “Wet hulled.” It is a characteristic and unique method for coffee processing, most commonly used in the islands of Sumatra and Sulawesi.
In this method, the farmer selectively picks the ripest cherries. Before pulping, they perform a 1st density selection, where in a tank, tub or bucket with water, they will introduce the cherries to separate light cherries or floaters from the heavy ones or sinkers.