DECAFFEINATED

$23
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THE LOVE OF COFFEE:
Few things irk me more than the "death before decaf" motto. I fell in love with coffee for its flavour, uniqueness, and rituals. Caffeine is just a magical bonus on those especially tired mornings. Meaning I will forever advocate for well-processed and well-roasted decaf because it is every bit as delicious as its caffeinated counterparts. My motto: great coffee is great coffee.

This is a Mountain Water Processed to remove caffeine. Their process excels at maintaining the unique elements of origin while removing caffeine. It starts with a 'Green Coffee Extract (GCE)' in one tank and fresh crop beans in another. Seeking equilibrium, caffeine compounds migrate across a series of carbon filters, which trap it for removal. The GCE is refreshed and ready for re-use. By leveraging temperature and time, the end result is 99.9% caffeine-free.
 
ORIGIN:

Sierra Azul is a small cooperative composed of around 200 smallholder farmers living within the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in Mexico's Chiapas State. Sierra Azul means 'Blue Mountains' and comes from the tree covered mountains that are a dime a dozen in around the farms where cooperative members cultivate this coffee.

The Cooperative was founded in 2010 with the goal of improving livelihoods in coffee growing communities across the municipality of Siltepec. They also are committed to producing the best quality, certified specialty coffee. Starting with just 37 producers, the group has gone only continued expanding in size. Today, instead of selling their coffee for low or erratic prices to local buyers, members from 14 communities are earning higher prices and have secure markets for their production. They also benefit from a wide range of social programs that the cooperative has initiated.

 
FLAVOUR:
Decaf gets a bad rap because historically it was never well-grown green and typically is roasted too hot and too fast. However, if you start with great coffee and roast it with the decaf processing in mind, you experience the unique joy of origin. Thanks to Lima and the Mountain Water Processing, all those unique flavours of Cajamarca shine bright! In the cup you find a complex mix of sticky black cherry and creamy milk chocolate with a big body and lush honey finish. 


PARAMETERS: 
For espresso, use a 1:2.3 ratio in 32-35 seconds.
ROAST DEGREE: 
Light-Medium.
TASTE: 
Vibrant with Vanilla, Caramel & Buttertart.  
REGION:
Chiapas.
FARM:
Smallholder Farms.
VARIETAL:
Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Typica.
ELEVATION:
1200-1600m.
PROCESS:
Mountain Water Process & Fully Washed.
IMPORTER:
Cafe Imports.