Sometimes we get that late afternoon itch for another great coffee but we know it'll keep (most of) us up all night so what do we do? We reach for a decaf! We know, however, that not everyone thinks the same way as our team - decaf has been getting a bad rap since it was first invented over 100 years ago.
Earlier this year our Managing Director Mike travelled to Vancouver to meet the Swiss Water crew and tour their factory. What an insight this was – he found a group of highly skilled and dedicated coffee professionals that are just as passionate about coffee as us. We’ve been selling the Swiss Water Cascadia Decaf blend for over 10 years, but we were keen to start incorporating a Single Origin into the mix. Mike brought back 4 single origin samples from the factory which our team cupped and have chosen the Peru as the first cab off the Single Origin Decaf rank.
We are committed to debunking the “death by decaf” myth and with the help of Swiss Water we are happy to share our first single origin decaf from Peru with you.
This coffee is sourced from two Fairtrade organic Peruvian cooperatives - Compania Internacional del Café in Chanchamayo (1100-1500 MASL) and Cooperativa Agroindustrial Villa Rica Golden Coffee in Villa Rica, Pasco (1450-1700 MASL) - these beans are decaffeinated in Canada using the Swiss Water method.
The Swiss Water method keeps the integrity of the bean and delicate origin flavours intact. The green beans are submerged in pure Canadian water which gently removes caffeine until they become 99.9% caffeine-free. This process is 100%chemical-free; because we believe that what you leave in is just as important as what you take out.
With notes of cacao, dried red currant & malt biscuit and a well balanced body + acidity this coffee is suitable for both espresso and filter methods and you can find it here to try at home.
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