Sun drying

Sun drying, noun (also dry preparation): The oldest and easiest method of preparing coffee. Instead of being pulped, the entire coffee berry is dried in the sun. The berries need to be turned regularly and protected from the nighttime humidity. It can take up to five weeks until the optimum residual humidity of approximately 12% is achieved. Afterwards the pulp is removed mechanically. Sun-dried coffee tastes sweeter and more intense than coffee that was prepared wet, however, it is not as nuanced. (see also: semi-washed)