Our Decaf is usually a 2-3 origin blend of Swiss Water or Mountain Water Processed Coffees. The blend will contain Mexican, Brazilian, Costa Rican and/or Ethiopian Coffees.
Currently we are making available the single origin BRAZIL PRIMAVERA FARM DECAF Chapadas de Minas Region of Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Following his father’s footsteps, producer Ricardo Tavares has dedicated his life to the coffee industry. As an innovator, he promotes and supports new coffee practices. Fazenda Primavera is located in the municipality of Angelândia, Minas Gerais where coffee cultivation began in the 1870s and is a primary economic input. Our importer, Kapeh Utz, supports Ricardo through an import partner who is in direct relationship with his farm. Crop: 2015 Farmer: Ricardo Tavares Varieties: Mundo Novo Altitude: 1000 m Processing: Pulped Natural. Decaffeination Process: Swiss Water Process Certifications: Rainforest Alliance, Direct trade.
In the decaffeination process, the green coffee beans are immersed in water in order to extract the caffeine. The water contains the soluble components of the coffee beans which holds the elements of the flavor, so that, during the extraction of the caffeine the beans maintain their original components.
SWP refers to Swiss Water Process which is a decaffeination process that uses water and filtration to extract caffeine from the bean without any chemicals.
To separate the caffeine from the water containing the soluble components, the water passes through a special filter which removes the caffeine. This results in “coffee solid solubles charged water” saturated with the flavor components but free of caffeine, which is used again in the extraction process.
As a result of this process the coffee becomes 99.9% caffeine free. Once the decaffeination process is finished, the beans are dried and packed, and ready to export.
Dan's Roast level: Medium Dark
In the cup: Deep body with brown sugar sweetness and a clean finish.