ORGANIC PERU – Swiss Water Decaf
Taste Notes: Chocolate, Nutty, Raisin
Region: Cajamarca, San Ignacio, and Jaén
Varietal: Mundo Nuvo, Caturra, Typica, Catimor
This decaf has surprised many when tasted blind as it often people’s favorite when tasted side by side with caffeinated coffees. This coffee is produced by the Sol Y Cafe Co-operative which is made up of 1020 members that come from Cajamarca, San Ignacio, and Jaén regions. The cooperative consists of small producers, whose purpose is to contribute to the integral development of the member’s family and community, prioritizing the execution of agricultural activities, acting with social responsibility, preserving the environment, and with a vision of sustainable development.
Once the coffee has been harvested it is taken to the headquarters in Jaén to be graded making sure all the criteria of quality are met before then sending it to be decaffeinated using the Swiss water method.
The Swiss Water Process is an organic, 100% chemical-free option for decaffeination. It was discovered in the 1930s in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and is commercialized by the Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc, founded in 1988.
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