Marco Aurelio with his beans drying inside his "parabola." Outside it is raining. He keeps the ends slightly open to keep ventilation going, crucial to keep the drying process on track. Parabolas are fairly recent and have made a huge contribution towards Colombian coffee quality. The beans are on raised racks. It rains a lot during the harvest in Colombia and without this ventilated protection drying the coffee consistently in a timely manner would almost always be impossible.
Colombia 2008 MayMarco Aurelio OrtegaDryingVilla Flor