Caturra, Bourbon, Typica & Catimor
Water Processed Decaf
June - August 2022
About Norandino Cooperative
About the Producer
We love keeping a single origin decaf coffee on our menu as the global harvests ebb and flow. It gives decaf lovers an opportunity to enjoy the nuances and unique flavor profiles of a given region. Our latest, fresh crop, single origin decaf is from the Norandino Cooperative in Northern Peru. A longtime partner of our importing cooperative, Cooperative Coffees, Norandino was founded in 1995 by 200 farmers in the Piura region of Peru. The majority of its coffee now comes from the famous mountains stretching across the very northern parts of the country around the city of Jaen. Norandino's membership has grown each year, and now includes over 7,000 families, who produce cocoa and panela (unrefined cane sugar) in addition to coffee.
About the Coffee
We use in-season, organic coffees that are decaffeinated with the celebrated "Mountain Water Process" (MWP). Unlike many decafs on the market that employ chemicals in this process, MWP gently removes caffeine in a pure water solution that floats coffee oils to the surface (caffeine included), filters out the caffeine, and reintroduces the original oils to the green coffee. The result is a great coffee, no qualifiers needed.
Why We Love It
In specialty coffee, using the word decaf solicits myriad responses, most of which are negative. The prevailing stereotype is that decaf coffees are flat, flavorless and unrepresentative of their original characteristics. But our decaf coffees tell a different story. You can expect to find tremendous sweetness and chocolatey depth with just a kiss of fruit on the mellow aftertaste. These coffees are instantly enjoyable, and still harken back to their original characteristics, thanks to chemical free decaffeinated processing.
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