Colombia Cauca Popayan Decaf

Lively and bright cup at City+ roast level. It's sweet, with dark sugar syrup and a nice toasted caramel flavor. It has a balanced sweetness and acidity, with a slight tea note and a refreshing touch of grapefruit essence. The aftertaste has a well defined, cleanly-disappearing sweetness. The body is fairly light at City+, which is not at all a negative because it suits the brisk nature of this cup.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
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Region South America
Processing Wet Process, then WP Decaf
Drying Method Other Drying Process
Arrival date Jan 1 2014
Lot size 20bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Cultivar Detail Typica
Grade Excelso
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City if you want to tone down the brightness a bit. Full City+ works great too for those keen on darker roasts.
Weight 1 LB
This is from a lot of from the highlands of Popayan in the Colombian Department of Cauca. It has no special pedigree, but ended up being a really nice cup quality when we evaluated the arrival sample. In recent years we have been buying some remarkable coffees from Cauca, so while we did not source this lot direct, it makes sense that the cup would be so nice as a decaf. What we have here is a verified solid coffee in non-decaf form, that retained good sweetness and balance through the decaf process. (While there is often the strong possibility of a coffee going "flat" at the decaf plant, losing all its origin character, it always helps to start with a great coffee). Traditionally, brokers bought decaf from the plant, coffee supplied from lower grade "stocklots" by the decaffeinator themselves. The results were never very impressive. Now we are able to designate high quality lots, and get these kinds of results.
This coffee has decent brightness in the lighter roasts, which nicely balances the cup. The aromatics have a marked sweetness, with hints of cinnamon and red raisin. The sweetness really comes up in the wet aroma, with a nice scent of baked peach and brown sugar. There's a coffee cake crust smell too, with cinnamon and brown sugar. This cup is quite lively and bright at City+ roast level. It's a sweet cup too, with dark sugar syrup and a nice toasted caramel flavor. It has a balanced sweetness and acidity, with a slight tea note and a touch of grapefruit essence that I find refreshing. The aftertaste has a well defined, cleanly-disappearing sweetness. The body is fairly light at City+, which is not at all a negative because it suits the brisk nature of this cup.