Parchment: (n.) a coffee bean’s skivvies.
As we know, coffee beans are the seeds of the coffee fruit. Inside the pulp of the coffee cherry, there are two other layers around the beans: the parchment and silver skin layers. After coffee has been pulped, washed, and dried, the slimy parchment starts to flake off the beans like crumbly, dry paper (hence, “parchment”). Once the coffee is dried, a hulling process easily removes the rest of the parchment, though sometimes coffee is sold and shipped in its parchment.