This Philippine National Standard for Green Coffee Beans, PNS/BAFPS 01:2012 was prepared by the Technical Committee and Sub-Committee of the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS). This standard was approved for adoption as Philippine National Standard by the Bureau of Product Standards.
This standard cancels and replaces PNS/BAFPS 01:2003.
This standard was revised upon the request of the Task Force on the Rehabilitation of the Coffee Industry in the country to update the current practices in the industry. Also, this standard had been done through the financial support from the High Value Commercial Crops Program in July, 2011.
This revision of PNS for Green Coffee Beans was undertaken by the Technical Committee and Sub-Committees of the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) organized through the Special Order Nos. 411, series of 2001 and No.169, series of 2007 after several technical reviews and public consultations held in the three major islands of the country prior to finalization of the standard.
PNS/BAFPS 01:2012 aims to provide common understanding on the scope, definitions, general requirements, grade and size classifications, method of preparation, sampling, methods of test for moisture content, packaging, marking and labeling, contaminants, and hygiene of Green coffee beans.
Modifications were made on the moisture content for coffee beans, and the general requirement that coffee beans shall be free from musty, moldy and other foreign odor and taste.