Drying beds can improve the quality of a green coffee bean at origin. By having a drying bed farmers can control more of the process which leads to a higher quality bean and a higher price that they can get per pound. At Luna Gourmet we seek to find the highest quality beans while partnering with farmers to help their future.
DRYING BEDS DISCOVERY IN PRIMERO DE MAYO
In a continued effort to improve coffee quality, materials were brought to Primero de Mayo and raised drying beds were built. These drying beds are a game changer, and keep the harvested coffee cherries off the ground and allow air to circulate more easily. The end result: clean cherries that dry evenly, creating a more consistent, higher grade coffee.
DRYING BEDS FULLY INSTALLED
10 drying beds are installed and now in use. A demo plot has also been installed right next to the school as part of a test farm system. The goal of the test farm is to help farmers in the region learn best practices for a better harvest. They will receive education on the best agronomic practices through programs brought to the co-op through our partnership with Volcafe.