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An attractive alternative to patio drying is the raised bed drying process, also called "African beds' since this idea has been used in Ethiopia for the dry-processed coffees for a long time. In Cerrado they call it wind dry. Patios accumulate heat from the sun but the raised beds don't; rather, they allow dry air to circulate all around the coffee and the result is even, thorought drying without having to rake the coffee.