Just because you’re going for Decaf doesn’t mean it has to be dull, oh no. In fact, we make sure we work without sleep (no caffeine allowed) to make sure these beans are just as brilliant.
Even More Info form our Supplier:
LOCATION: Cerrado, Minas Gerais
ALTITUDE: 900-1000 masl
HARVEST: July - Sept.
SHIPMENT: Sept. - Feb
LOCATION: North Yungus
ALTITUDE: 1500-1800 masl
VARIETY: Caturra, Catuai, Typica
HARVEST: Nov - Dec
SHIPMENT: Feb - Mar
Our latest decaf blend is composed of two regional lots from South America - a natural sourced from the Cerrado in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and a washed lot the Yungus, Central Bolivia.
Coffee plantations cover about 27,000 square kilometres of Brazil, with the states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná the largest producing areas due to suitable landscapes, climate and rich soil. Most plantations are harvested in the dry months of May to July. The Cerrado Mineiro is recognized around the world as a high-quality coffee producing region, located in the northwest of Minas Gerais State. Having well-defined seasons - a hot, wet summer and a pleasantly dry winter - coffee plantations here are cultivated in areas with altitudes varying between 800 and 1,300 meters. Ripe cherries are machine picked on the farms, and once selected, the cherries are then put out to dry on large patios for 7-10 days. Once dry, the parchment coffee is put into ‘tulhas’ (large wooden vats) where the moisture and flavour is allowed to even out during the resting period. Finally, just prior to shipment, the coffee is dry milled and sorted to remove any defect beans before being packed into 60KG jute bags lined with GrainPro to protect the quality of the coffee during transit and storage. We have selected this natural lot for its balance, body and sweetness.
The Yungus region of central and northern Bolivia, is a narrow band of forest along the east- ern slope of the Andes. It is home to many small coffee producing towns, high up in the moun- tains, connected to the capital La Paz by the famous "camino de la muerte," or Highway of Death.
The Northern Yungus produces some of the best coffees from Bolivia, the most famous of which come from Caranavi. This Yungus regional lot has been sourced from smallholder farms in Caranavi, as well as nearby Coroico and Taipiplaya, where coffee is grown on small plots at alti- tudes between 1500-1800. Coffee cherries are picked and processed on the farms, usually de-pulped mechanically, and then fermented in small tanks overnight, for between 15 and 18 hours total. Once fermented, the coffee will be washed clean and dried on small patios or raised beds. They are then transported to the dry mill in the capital, where the coffee is prepped and bagged for export.