Mexico Chiapas Teopisca SWP Decaf
Overall sweet decaf brew, cocoa powder augmented by a hint of cinnamon-laced raw sugar, chicory note, soft acidity, and chocolatey cup characteristics at the darker end of the roast spectrum.
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Marsallesa, Typica
Altitude: >1700 masl
Processing: Wet Process (Washed) then SWP Decaf
The Teopisca community is centrally located in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, a highland indigenous community in the highland area of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas. This coffee was purchased through Unión de Cafeticultores del Norte de Chiapas ("UCONOCH" for short), a coffee cooperative that provides farmers with technical assistance and training with a goal of certification in order to obtain a better price for their coffee. There are roughly 2200 coop members, and membership sees about an even split between men and women. Most farmers are growing a mix of coffee cultivars, such as Bourbon, Caturra, Marsallesa, and Typica, and the altitude in Teopisca tops out at 1700 meters above sea level. We sold this coffee as non-decaf as well but reserved a chunk of the lot specifically for decaffeination at the Swiss Water decaf plant in Canada. As their name suggests, Swiss Water uses only water to remove 99.9% of the caffeine from coffee. You can read more about the Swiss Water method here.
Description from Cafe Imports.