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Vanilla Technical Session | Vanilla Curing Day 90 : Sorting and Bundling

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By Piero Bianchessi, Former Owner and Operator of Venui Vanilla

Goal 1 : sort the beans by quality

Goal 2 : bundle the same-sized beans

Warning : Do not bundle wet beans

Tools : (1) Rubber bands or twine


(1) Sorting : Sort the beans into bundles of – 

First Quality (Excellent aroma, 16cm+, split less than 1cm, and oily and soft

Second Quality (Excellent aroma, shorter beans, and/or slightly dryer beans

(a) Discard all over-dry and over-split beans

(b) Discard all beans showing signs of mould

(2) Bundling : Tie the beans in the same-size bundles and grades

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