The Cleaning Process


Intake Quality control.

All lots are samples and thoroughly tested before intake. Moisture content, colour, size and weevil infestation are all strictly monitored.

Cleaning and grading. Beans pass through aspirated, rotary-sieving machines, which remove all admixture, all under and oversized beans. This gives a very clean and evenly graded sample.

De stoning. Gravity tables are used to remove admixture and stones before needling and colour sorting.

Needling. Beans pass through Cravnic needle cylinders, which remove any seed with cracked or broken seed coat and beans with holes in as a result of weevil infestation.

Colour Sorting. Sortex colour sorters remove any stained or discoloured beans from the sample.

Packing. Product is packed according to requirements, prior to containerisation.

Fumigation. If required, is carried out either at our plant or in transit to the vessel.