What does a "coffee cherry" look like?
Have a look at the pictures and discover the complexity of this cherry.
The outer skin of a coffee cherry is called the "exocarp", beneath the exocarp is the "mesocarp," which is a thin layer of pulp this thin layer of pulp is followed by a slimy layer called the "parenchyma
The beans themselves are covered in a parchment-like envelope called the "endocarp" and more commonly called "the parchment".Inside the parchment, side-by side lie two beans. Each of these beans are covered separately by another layer of thin membrane or seed skin called "spermoderm"
The spermoderm is generally referred to in the coffee trade as the "silver skin."
The cherry is so ripe that just by presing with two fingers, the beans come our easely.