- If the beans have been processed by the wet method, the
pulped and fermented beans must now be dried to approximately 11% moisture to
properly prepare them for storage.
- These beans, still inside the parchment envelope (the
endocarp), can be sun-dried by spreading them on drying tables or floors, where
they are turned regularly, or they can be machine-dried in large tumblers. The
dried beans are known as parchment coffee and are warehoused in jute or sisal
bags until they are readied for export.