Peru Decaf Sol y Cafe SWD Organic

Flavor profile: Aroma of butter waffles with tasting notes of caramel and butter, red blood orange and grapefruit, very sweet with pleasant acidity and a silky smooth body.

Origin:

Peru

Region:

Cajamarca, Jaén, San Ignacio

Producers:

Members of Cooperativa de Productores Sol Y Cafe

Farm:

Sol Y Cafe

Altitude:

1500 - 2050 masl

Varietal:

Catimor, Typica, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Bourbon, Catuai

Processing:

Washed Swiss Water Decaf

All orders are processed the same day and sent as soon as the coffee is roasted, no longer than the next Wednesday.
*All bags will be shipped as whole beans. Please mention in order notes if you want it grinded.
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Description

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. This method does not require the addition of chemicals, instead of relying on a supersaturated green coffee solution called Green Coffee Extract (GCE).To decaffeinate coffee, fresh GCE is introduced to a batch of green coffee. As the GCE is already saturated with all the water-soluble compounds found in green coffee, minus the caffeine, the matching molecules won’t diffuse out of the coffee beans—but the caffeine will. The flavour is retained in the beans while the caffeine is removed. Thanks to some scientific smarts and creativity, it’s possible to have decaf coffee that tastes the same – just without the caffeine!
This lot comes from Perú , from the Sol Y Cafe Producers Cooperative. Peru was divided into 24 departments before the 2002 addition of the Callao province and a collective renaming to regions. It is the Cajamarca region, home to many great coffee-producing provinces that Sol Y Café members grow their coffee, from the slopes of the Andes mountain range to the Amazon rainforest and its diverse flora and fauna. There are many protected areas around, and this means production leans towards an organic methodology with the aim of preserving as much of the biodiversity as they can.
The cooperative has just over 1000 farmers spread across 12 districts in total. Their aim is to improve the living conditions of their members through the increase in productivity, production, and profitability as well as quality and the positioning of themselves within niche markets. They support this with the provision of financial support, production of fertilizers and technical assistance. The fertilizers have taken a huge step forward with the joint cooperation of another of our suppliers from Honduras, using microorganisms to faster create organic compost the farmers need, whilst preserving the integrity of the landscape. This constant innovation means they are also carrying out their own version of a multilocational varietal trial to be able to better advise their members which plants to grow. At DRWakefield we were the first international buyer to purchase their coffee and have been firm supporters ever since. When the coffee is picked, it is pulped and dried on the farm and then brought to Jaén, where the headquarters are located and where there are additional drying facilities. If the coffee is above 12% on arrival, it is further dried via either small raised beds, patios or with heated drying facilities. It is then graded and tasted and only used if quality criteria are met at the correct moisture percentage. Once dry, coffee is stored in parchment here before being sold, when it is transported to the dry mill facilities at Norandino, in neighboring Piura.

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