PERU Water-Processed Decaf

PERU Water-Processed Decaf

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Cooperativa Agraria de Servicios Múltiples El Milagro

Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic

Processing: Decaffeinated using organic water process

Farm: 400 smallholder farmers

RegionJaén, Cajamarca

Altitude: 1650–1800 masl

Processing: Washed (then decaffeinated)

Variety: Caturra, Typica, Catimor, Mundo Novo, Pache

Tasting Notes: "Graham cracker and cocoa flavor with citric acidity."

Roaster Notes: Doesn't taste like decaf!


In order to remove the caffeine in this our water-processed decafs green coffee is soaked in a water solution, which removes both the caffeine as well as other solubles in the coffee (flavor compounds, for instance). The water is removed from the seeds and run through a special filter that captures caffeine molecules and allows them to be strained from the solution. The solution—now containing flavor compounds but no caffeine—is then reintroduced to the green coffee seeds, which reabsorb the soluble materials. The coffee is then dried once more, and prepared for reexport.