Cooperativa Agraria de Servicios Múltiples El Milagro
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic
Processing: Decaffeinated using organic water process
Farm: 400 smallholder farmers
Region: Jaén, 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.