An Explanation of the Natural or Dry Coffee Processing Method.
A naturally processed bean is probably the oldest coffee processing method. You will find this process exclusively in some areas, although most of the farms we buy from have selections of all three processes. In this process they will pick the cherries and dry them with the pulp and skin still on the bean. They are spread out on a drying bed and literally dried in the sun. There is a lot of labor in the method, because they will turn the beans regularly to avoid molding or spoiling. This process can take weeks depending on weather and is something to behold.
This process, regardless of origin, will almost always produce a more fruited cup of coffee. It kind of makes sense when you think about it, because for weeks the fruit just seeps into the bean. Some of our richest coffees are dry process.
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