Natural Sundry & washed coffee

The washed parchment coffee is then spread out on concrete stabs or drying racks and left out in the sun. To ensure that the beans dry evenly they are turned over several times a day. Depending on the weather conditions, this process takes five or six days. Cultivators operating on a medium to large scale make use of drying machines, huge metal drums inside which hot air circulates. Again, to ensure that the beans dry evenly the drums rotate continually. In the drums the drying process lasts about 24 hours. Dried parchment coffee has an attractive golden yellow colour and is known as pergamino coffee. At this stage the work of the coffee cultivators is largely at an end. The producer parts with his product, selling it to a wholesale distributor and/or an exporter.


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