Peru Chanchamayo SWP Decaf
A simple and succinct flavor profile that hints at brown sugar, cocoa powder, brown bread, and cinnamon-sugar toast, and the aftertaste has a pleasant chocolate malt note. Good for espresso.
Region: Chanchamayo Province
Variety: Marsellesa, Bourbon, Castillo, Typica
Processing: Wet Process, then SWP Decaf
Certification: Farm Gate
This lot of Chanchamayo decaf is made up of coffees from three different producers who belong to the Cooperativa Valle Uburiki, a coffee farmer's association that operates in Pichanaki. Chanchamayo is the name of the province that many of the cooperative members reside in. These three span an altitude range of 1300 to 1500 meters above sea level, and are planted in a mix of cultivars, including Marsallesa, Typica, Bourbon, and Castillo. The coop is nearing its 20th year, and boasts a membership of 550 small holders in the region. They are buying directly from the producers and offer different services for the members like business loans, drying patios and other processing improvements, coffee storage bags, organic fertilizers, and so on. The small premium they receive for their Fair Trade certification helps to fund those endeavors. They also have a technical support staff who provide agronomical assistance, and in the past few years jump started an organic farming initiative that they are rolling out to their coop members. The majority of our decaf coffees are processed by Swiss Water in Vancouver, BC. Not only do they offer 100% chemical free decaffeination process, but we are able to choose coffees from our own stocks that we love, so we know we will get delicious decafs in return.
Description from Coffee Shrub.