Cranberry, Jujube, Stone Fruit
Drying Method: Sun dried on beds
Drying Time: 21-25 days
Farm: Los Pinos
Producer: Byron Corrales
Region: Aranjuez, Matagalpa
A few years ago, coffee producer Byron Corrales witnessed a transition of machines replacing workers, predominantly women, at the process mills. He decided he would create jobs for them.
Natural processing is expensive for the producer because it is labour intensive, requiring meticulous attention, and this is why Don Byron chose to switch over some of his production to natural processing, to provide employment for the women workers.
Don Byron's wish is for the end consumers to appreciate the energy required to produce coffee - energy from the Sun, water, nature, and the hands caring for it.