Caturra, Bourbon, Typica & Catimor
Farm Level Dry Fermentation, Washed, Patio and Raised Bed Drying, Mountain Water Process Decaf
Rutas Del Inca Cooperative
Our latest fresh crop, single origin decaf is from the Rutas Del Inca Cooperative in Northern Peru. This group of young, quality-driven farmers leverage an amazing microclimate at cloud-tickling elevations to produce some of the best coffees in the whole of Peru.
The cooperative is headquartered in the Querocoto District of the Chota Province in Cajamarca. After being founded in 2013 with just 33 members, the cooperative exported its first crop a year later, cementing itself as a quality-focused, certified organic producer. After seven years of operation, Rutas Del Inca has grown to 258 members, and are spread throughout 27 communities in the Querocoto, Huambos and Querocotillo districts.
In specialty coffee, using the word decaf solicits a myriad of 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 are a different story.
We use in-season, organic coffees that are decaffeinated with the Mountain Water Process as well as the CO2 process. Unlike many decafs on the market that employ chemicals in this process, these processes gently remove 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.
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.
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