Once the cherries have been picked and sorted, they need to be processed immediately to ensure a high quality drink in the cup. Here too there are a number of different methods used for processing, and experienced coffee roasters, particularly those who work in the specialty coffee market, have their own preferred method.
Also known as the ‘wet-hulled’ process – simplifies the processing of washed coffees as it skips the fermentation phase. The outer skin is removed, just like in the wet process, but the mucilage remains on the parchment and is sun-dried. Then the parchment is removed.