Coffee curing refers to a series of
machine operated and manual operations wherein raw coffee beans brought
down from the estate houses are converted to a clean & green form
devoid of all husk & parchment cover. Coffee beans are always exported
in the cured form.
Aspinwall has been
associated with coffee curing for near about a century. Beginning
in a small way at Tellicherry, the company moved the curing
works to Mangalore in 1950.
Spread over a sprawling area of over 150, 000 sq. ft, Aspinwall
Curing works stands tall reminiscent of the century old traditions.
With an annual curing capacity of 10,000 tons of raw coffee
and monsooning capacity of 3500 tons, the curing works is one
of the very few surviving along the coastal belt. The facilities
available at the curing works include:
Concrete drying yard of about 57,405 sq. ft .
Storage area of about 92, 595 sq. ft includes godowns,
garbling shed and machine room