Machine Drying

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Machine drying is a crucial step in the coffee production process within the coffee industry. After the coffee cherries are harvested and processed, the next step is to remove the moisture from the beans to ensure proper preservation and storage.

The machine drying process involves using specialized equipment that applies heat and airflow to the coffee beans. This helps to reduce the moisture content of the beans to an appropriate level, usually around 10-12%. Proper drying is essential to prevent the growth of mold or bacteria and to maintain the quality and flavor of the coffee beans.

Machine drying is a precise process that requires monitoring and control to avoid over-drying or under-drying the beans. It is typically done in large-scale coffee processing facilities to efficiently process large quantities of coffee beans. Once the beans reach their optimal moisture level, they are ready for the next step in the coffee production process, such as sorting, roasting, or packaging.