Stone beds

November 1, 2018

This is a photo of me (Adam) and one of the kids on Augusta Caldarone farm in Colaya, Peru. We happen to be playing on stone beds, which provide a drying method unique to Peru. Typical drying is done on patios made of concrete or terra cotta. With stone beds, the natural granite stays cool at altitude and keeps moisture away from the beans. Using the traditional native stone drying method allows us to try coffee efficiently and consistently.