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PROCESSING

From 7Gr. to the coffee lover

HARMONIZE ALL THE AROMAS TO PERFECTION

We cater to a niche market looking for the perfect espresso and interested in all the behind the scenes processes prior to the extraction of the coffee, whether at the bar, in the office or directly in your own home.

Having obtained the “measure of quality” from those who have grown and processed our beans, green coffee arrives at the plant to be prepared for consumption whilst preserving its characteristics throughout the process.

Among the many processing stages in roasting, the following four are the most delicate and important.

The blending


Creating a blend of coffee involves knowing everything about the sensory characteristics of beans from several different origins in order to create a harmonious mixture which gives the coffee a particular personality that the coffee drinker recognises on the nose and the palate. And that’s not all.

Broadly speaking, it involves being aware that coffee is a natural product and, therefore, the quality of a particular bean may vary from one harvest to the next. In accordance with 7Gr.’s quality system, each shipment of raw coffee is preceded by a “cupping” of the bean and the coffee is brewed using an espresso machine before the shipment is accepted.

Only after these stringent analyses, and only if the results meet the required quality standards, the shipment is authorised and the batch of raw coffee is transported to the processing plant.

 

Roasting

Over 800 volatile aromatic compounds develop during the roasting process. These compounds determine an espresso’s flavour and aroma. Roasting is, therefore, one of the most delicate stages; on it depends the overall result of all the previous phases, from bean selection to blending.
To make 7Gr. products, the various beans are roasted after blending.

This latter procedure requires even greater attention because the right balance of the different kinds of beans in the blend must be maintained while ensuring the perfect harmony of their different DNAs, in a unique embrace of flavour and aroma.

 

Packaging

Packaging is a crucial process in which the fragrance of roasted beans is carefully protected so it arrives intact in the cup where it can be appreciated to full effect.
Our espresso assortment offers three types of packaging: a one-kilo pack of beans, tins contain 250g of coffee beans or ground coffee or single-use filter-paper pods.
During this production stage the coffee blends’ sensory characteristics are sealed-in using machines which extract the air before sealing the pack so that oxygen does not turn the roasted coffee oils rancid.
Although the packaging creates a barrier which preserves the product for more than a year, the product is at its peak during the first 12 months after packaging.
Within that period we can be sure that the product’s sensory characteristics and fragrance stay in line with our quality standards.
7Gr. has set this one-year cut-off as a criterion of transparency towards its consumers. Our production cycle is suitably regulated to ensure the product is consumed while it is still in peak condition.

 

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Distribution

After oil, coffee constitutes the world’s second-biggest export market.
There is a vast range of espresso coffees on sale in supermarkets, specialised stores, through the Internet and even from vending machines.
7Gr. retails its products exclusively through this website, thus guaranteeing hands-on commitment not only as regards the quality of its range, but also the relative customer service.
Furthermore, our blends are found only in the best cafés and restaurants so you can be sure that behind the 7Gr. brand is not only the certainty of product excellence (inside the packets) but also the ability of those who finance it, thus completing our job of ensuring a perfect cup of espresso.

 

 

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