Decaf | 330g
Our decaf comes from the Cooperativa Acatenango in Guatemala. The cooperative is located in the municipality of Acatenango, Chimaltenango on the slopes of the Acatenango volcano which is the third highest in the Central American range.
After picking, coffee is washed and pulped in a ‘semi-dry siphon’ that allows for recirculation of the water and a controlled fermentation, which takes 16-18 hours. Beans are then pre-dried for three days on patios then moved to guardiolas for controlled drying to final levels. It is then shipped in parchement to the Fedecocagua facility in Palin, Escuintla for final grading and milling ready for export.
To prepare the beans for caffeine removal, they are cleaned and hydrated with pure, local water, the beans are then introduced to an internally developed Green Coffee Extract (GCE), and caffeine removal begins. The process is monitored for around 10 hours and caffeine levels checked as well as time, and gauge temperature controls, until the coffee is 99.9% caffeine free.