Guatemala La Libertad SWP Decaf
A mild flavor of chocolate biscuits. Middle roasts are balanced and sweet, fading to an earth-toned cocoa note that reminds me of carob, and a cinnamon toast accent. Good for espresso.
Region: La Libertad, Huehuetenango
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Processing: Wet Process, SWP Decaf
La Libertad is the Municipality in the Huehuetenango region where this coffee is from. The farmers who contributed to this lot are part of our Proyecto Xinabajul, an ongoing project of ours in conjunction with a local producer and miller in Huehue town, where we search out 85+ point coffees from the surrounding coffee growing hamlets and pay a premium in order to keep separate from bulk blending. This is another of the custom decafs that we have processed by the folks at Swiss up in Canada. Both lots started off as really strong 'regular' coffees, and so we were confident they would make great decaf - turns out we were right. There are huge advantages to sending off your own coffees for decaffeination - the biggest being selecting quality lots in order to make a quality decaf. We don't think decaf drinkers should be relegated to what seems to be the standard decaf cup profile - low sweetness, cardboard, and a thin body. And it's also satisfying to know where your coffee comes from, which is often hard to find with decaf offerings. So here you are, a decaf, that tastes surprisingly 'un-decaf', and one that comes with a story. Ta-da!
Description from Sweet Maria's.