Rwanda Rulindo Cooperatives SWP Decaf
A balanced decaf with powdery baker's cocoa bittering tones balanced by flavor of raw sugar and cinnamon, offset by savory accents, and a creamy Macadamia nut note. Good for espresso (upon request).
Processing: Wet Process
This decaf is made up from two different cooperative coffees in the Rulindo district, Northern Rwanda. Both are located at just above 1800 meters, and draw from farmer members with plots above 2000 meters above sea level. These coffees as non-decafs were 88+ points, immense sweetness from all-bourbon plantings. We did not have enough of either to decaf on their own, and so decided to send them off as a regional blend since they're practically neighboring washing stations, and have a fairly similar cupping experience. Swiss Water are a fantastic decaffeination plant, offering a non-chemical alternative to other methods like methylene chloride to removing nearly 100% of the caffeine content. Only water is used in the process, first swelling the beans, and then washing away 99.9% of the caffeine while leaving volatile compounds that affect flavor and aroma behind. So what you get back is a much closer approximation of the non-decaf counterpart.
Description from Coffee Shrub.