Renewable Energy Development in Africa

Proceedings of the African Energy Programme Conference, 25–29 March 1985, Mauritius, Volume 2

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Drying of Robusta Coffee in Uganda Using Solar Heated Air

This paper discusses the use of low-temperature solar heated air for drying coffee berries. In comparison to open-sun drying, this method affords higher drying temperatures which considerably reduces the length of the drying period. Test results, using a tray type dryer are presented.


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