SUNDRIED COFFEE PROCESSING
Dry process is also known as the unwashed or natural method and it is the most common method of processing coffee. The dried coffee is weighed and recorded before hulling. The picked red cherries are directly taken to the drying bed and dried for not more than 3 weeks. The dried red cherries are stocked in the separated, clean, cool, and well-ventilated warehouse using new and clear bags. After some certain weeks, the husk is removed by hulling at a small factory in the region. The hulled green bean also is stocked in a separated clear area by using new bags until delivered to the central export warehouse in Addis Ababa. Before the green beans are transported central export warehouse, the damaged beans are picked manually by hand and finally, the cleaned beans are packed, traced, and transported to the central export warehouse. After arrival at the warehouse, it is also labeled and stocked separately according to the Grade and type of coffee processed and exported. Sun dried coffee can be of great quality when matured cherries are used all over ripe produce '' wiry'' or ''fruity'' cup test where green cherries give a grassy green flavor. Bunaroma Coffee Export is working with producers to deliver this quality more and more.