Everything you need to know

Coffee is one of the most consumed and popular beverages in the world. But did you know that the coffee we all know and consume actually starts as a small green seed? Green coffee is the raw and unroasted coffee beans used to produce the roasted coffee we drink every day. In this article, we will tell you all about its properties, benefits, characteristics and curiosities.

As we said before, coffee in its natural form is green. However, in order to be marketed and consumed, it must undergo a roasting process that basically darkens it and also eliminates some of its natural properties and most outstanding benefits.

Green coffee benefits

Raw coffee also has a long history in traditional medicine. For centuries, it has been used as a natural remedy to treat a variety of illnesses and conditions, from headache to fever. The compound that provides health benefits is chlorogenic acid. It can contribute to the reduction of blood pressure, blood sugar and inflammation in the body.

Origin of green coffee

It is cultivated and extracted from different parts of the world, but the main producers are Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia. Coffee beans are sorted according to size and quality before being exported. In addition, green coffee beans can be stored for long periods of time without losing their quality, which helps to reduce waste.


Another important thing to consider about green coffee is caffeine. Depending on the origin of the raw coffee, it will have a higher or lower caffeine content. If the green coffee beans are of robusta origin, they will have twice as much caffeine as green arabica coffee. In addition, raw coffee beans have a bitter, herbaceous taste and are not as pleasant to the taste as roasted coffee.

Thanks to the characteristics of green coffee, it is possible to create customised mixtures according to the roasting process or roasting profile during the roasting process. This will allow you to experiment with different nuances of new and interesting flavours. TecAIRE provides in all its roasters the possibility of configuring different roasting profiles or coffee roasting recipes for testing or customising different types of coffee.

In short, green coffee is the basis of the coffee we all know and enjoy. In addition to its use in the production of roasted coffee, raw coffee has potential health benefits and has been used for centuries as a natural remedy. Day by day, its popularity is increasing in the speciality coffee industry.

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