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Coffee process taps the sun’s energy    17 October 2011

The typical American drinks three cups of coffee a day, but the average Joe doesn’t know much about his morning cup.

It takes two dozen steps for a Central American coffee cherry, the fruit that contains the beans, to be transformed into a powerful pick-me-up. Raul Raudales is concerned with one of those steps, drying. He and his partner, Richard Trubey, have spent 17 years on a singular mission: to help coffee producers stay viable by using renewable energy to dry coffee beans.

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