From Tree to Cup


It takes a special bean and a rigorous process to produce Dunkin’ Donuts consistently high quality coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts has a reputation for brewing high quality coffee for over 60 years. This is no easy feat. Like creating a fine wine, there are countless steps involved in producing coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts coffee experts travel around the globe to ensure quality at each turn. Here’s the step by step process on what goes into making that perfect cup of coffee.


Waheed’s Dunkin’ Donuts Pakistan uses only 100% Arabica coffee beans and selects the highest quality beans available.  Dunkin’ Donuts strict quality guidelines ensure that only the best Arabica coffee beans are selected for its coffee. At Dunkin’s Donuts, we work with coffee farmers and professionals in Central and South America at the coffee’s source. From the fields to the labs and offices, Dunkin’s Donuts developes strong relationships.



Coffee beans are not really beans at all! They’re actually the seeds of coffee cherries that grow on trees in over 50 countries. Each coffee tree only yields enough cherries for about one pound of roasted coffee per year. An experienced cherry picker can pick as much as 200 pound of coffee cherries in a singled day.



Since coffee beans are actually the seeds of coffee cherries, the cherries must be processed to get to the bean. The surrounding fruit and protectie layers that make up the cherry must be removed. Once freed from the cherry, the green coffee beans are cleaned, removed of deffects and then classified on a number of quality criteria, including their size and color.



Bleding beans of different origins enhances the complexity of the flavour of the coffee. Our beans are blended in accordance to our proprietary recipe.



Roasting transforms green coffee beans into the familiar, rich, mocha-colored beans. During this process, the beans undergo both chemical and phyiscal changes and evolve from green to yellow to brown as they are evenly roasted by forced hot air. At approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit, the beans begin to turn brown, the sugar in the beans caramelizes, revealing the smooth, sweet flavor of the beans.



Dunkin’ Donuts conducts a “full sensory evaluation” of the roasted beans. To do this, our coffee experts taste an average of 200 cups of cofee each day to ensure the coffee consistently meets our high quality standards. Now that’s a lot of coffee.



After being selected to meet Dunkin’ Donuts’ quality standards, the fate of the Dunkin’ Donuts coffee bean is not left to chance. At the shops, every detail is carefully orchestrated – including the temperature and amount of water used, the timing and consistency of bean grinding, and the length of time the coffee is brewed.



There are literally hundreds of steps in the coffee process. If at any one point in the journey from tree to cup, the bean doesn’t meet our tough standards, it won’t make it into a Dunkin’ cup. We never take a smooth, delicious, consistent cup of coffee for granted – so that our customers can.