National Geographic : 1944 Nov
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byLuis Marden Five Million Cups of Coffee Are Spread in the Sun to Dry at ElMolino Furrows are frequently changed to parallel the sun's rays, so that heat may reach all beans evenly. After twoto three days inthesun, coffee ispicked up by vacuum hose. Further drying by artificial heat, hulling, and culling complete the process. Coffee is harvested atChristmastime inElSalvador.