Hand-harvested and Sun-Dried
After cherries are selectively picked, sorted, and washed, they are mechanically de-pulped. The beans are then taken to patios where they are sun dried by a skilled farmer. Parchment layers are kept thin during the first hours so that water can evaporate quickly, and fermentation is prevented. Then the drying process must be slowed to preserve the subtle qualities of the beans. Finally, beans are finished in a mechanical dryer, before resting, packing, and shipping.