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: