Patio-drying is a term to indicate that a coffee was dried in the sun after The removal of the cherry and parchment from the coffee seed.: Coffee is either wet-processed (also called washed or wet-milled) or dry-processed (also called wild, natural or natural dry, and we abbreviate it DP sometimes). More, on a paved or brick patio. Drying in the sun is the traditional method and is slower and more gentle than mechanical drying techniques. Coffee is raked on the patio to ensure even drying from top to bottom. Even better is A method of drying coffee in the sun, laying it on elevated screens or mats to allow air movement through the coffee.: Screen-drying is also called Raised Bed or African Bed drying because of its More on raised “beds” which allows for air movement through the coffee.