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Processing: Introduction

How the fruit is removed from the coffee and how it is dried are extraordinarily important to how it finally tastes. If the fruit removal and drying, collectively called processing, is done carefully, the coffee will taste clean and free of distracting off-tastes. Furthermore, the various processing methods -- dry, wet, and semi-dry -- influence the cup character of coffee in fascinating and complex ways.

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