Guatemala Cafeteros SWP Decaf
Lighter roasts have hints of burned sugar, malted grains, gingerbread, and chocolate characteristics underneath it all. Aggressive bittersweetness at Full City with a much bigger body. Good for espresso.
Region: Patzun and San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Typica
Processing: Wet Process then SWP Decaf
"Cafeteros" decaf is a blend of coffees from Antiguan estates and small farmers in Huehuetenango. All of the coffee that went into this blend is planted above 1600 meters above sea level, the dominant cultivar being Bourbon, though there is some Caturra and Typica mixed in from the Huehuetenango farms. None of the coffees were bought as a lower quality for decaffing, which is so often the case. Rather, every one of the components was also sold as single-origin non-decaf on our website. All of our decafs are processed by Swiss Water in Vancouver, BC, known the world over for their gentle, chemical-free, water-based decaf process technic that is gentle on the coffee and retains much of the volatile compounds that affect flavor and aroma.
Description provided by Sweet Maria's.