Fair Trade Organic Peru Decaf SWP

Our Fair Trade Organic Peru Decaf is produced by the small farm holders in Peru’s Cajamarca province and decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process (SWP) at the Swiss Water facility in British Columbia.

Peru’s Cajamarca region was historically part of the Incan empire and today has a number of areas that remain strong centers of international tourism. The capital city of the region, also named Cajamarca, rests at the base of the Andes as a beautifully preserved, Spanish colonial-era township replete with its own sights and destinations. The region has an excellent sub-tropical climate, fertile soil and a mild rainy season that make it well suited for arabica production.

Decaffeinated coffees are notoriously difficult to roast due to their unique cell structure, composition and moisture content as a result of the decaf process. Roasters should be mindful to closely regulate drum temperatures as all decaf coffees, including our Fair Trade Organic Peru Decaf have the tendency to develop significantly faster than non-decaf coffees.

The Swiss Water Process is a patented, eco-friendly, chemical-free process that removes 99.9% of the caffeine from a lot of green coffee. Each lot of decaf is immersed in clean water to extract the caffeine through osmosis and passed through activated carbon-charcoal to remove the caffeine molecules.

Cupping Notes: Medium body, medium acidity, notes of brown sugar with roasted almonds and hints of orange citrus.
Producer: Cooperative of Small Farm Holders
Region: Cajamarca
Variety: Caturra, Typica, Catimor
Processing: Washed & Sun Dried
Altitude: 3,900 - 5,900 ft (1200 - 1800m)
Harvest: July - November