Coffee Fact: The Coffee Journey #4 !Own Coffee Shop`s News | Monday, 07 May 2018
Drying the beans!
If the beans have been processed by the wet method, the pulped and fermented beans must now be dried to approximately 11% moisture to properly prepare them for storage.
This process can cut down on water use and pollution since ferment and wash water stinks.
These beans, still inside the parchment envelope (the endocarp), can be sun-dried by spreading them on drying tables or floors, where they are turned regularly, or they can be machine-dried in large tumblers.
The dried beans are known as parchment coffee, and are warehoused in jute or sisal bags until they are readied for export.
This post is part of #TheCoffeeJourney series. Stay tune for the next part of the series next Monday!