Rwanda Nyamasheke SWP Decaf
Bittering and sweet aspects of burned caramel, pungent cocoa roast flavors, molasses, dark spice note, aromatic hints of dried green herbs, like sage and marjoram.
Region: Nyamasheke, Western Province
Processing: Wet Process, then SWP Decaf
Certification: Farm Gate
This custom decaf is made up of coffees from small holder farmers in Nyamasheke, a district that straddles the southeastern side of Lake Kivu, in Rwanda. Farmers sell their coffee in whole cherry to local milling stations where the coffee is then processed. This lot was initially wet processed before sending off to be decaffeinated. Most farms in this area are situated between 1500 and 2000 meters above sea level. This is 100% Bourbon cultivar, which when grown at high altitudes produces a dense bean capable of producing a high level of sweetness. The decaffeination was handled by Swiss Water Decaf in Vancouver, BC (where we have all our decafs processed). Their chemical-free decaffeination process removes 99.9% of the caffeine, while leaving much of the volatile compounds that affect flavor and aroma intact. That means the tasty coffees we send off for decafffeination are returned with much of their original appeal.
Description from Coffee Shrub.