The cherries are picked at the precise ripeness to guarantee an optimal level of sugar. Small producers have artisan equipment for the depulping process, which is done without water. Fermentation time for this coffee ranges between 19 and 22 hours.
Once coffee has been fully washed, is it naturally and mechanically dried. The temperature is closely monitored and ranges between 35°C (95°F) and 45°C (113°F). The final humidity percentage is around 10.5%.