Frequently Asked Questions — Glossary
Dry Process (Natural)
The oldest method of processing coffee. Often called Natural.
The entire cherry, after sorting and cleaning, is dried in the...
Semi-Dry Process (Pulped Natural)
A hybrid method. Also called wet-hulled, semi-washed, pulped natural, honey process, or, in Indonesia, Giling Basah.
Giling Basah processing mechanically...
Wet Process (European Prep)
In the wet process, the fruit is removed before the beans are dried. Sometimes called European Prep (EP).
Coffee beans can be dried in the sun or by machine.
Coffees dried in the sun are spread out...
How coffee is prepared for export.
Often called Natural. The oldest method of processing coffee.
The entire cherry,...