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Colombia Cauca Popayan WP Decaf

This cup is quite lively and bright at City+ roast levels, reminding me of the really nice Ethiopia decafs. In fact, some might want to take this to FC roast to tone down the cup. It has a balanced sweetness and acidity, with golden raisin and hibiscus tea. 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. City+ to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Farm Gate No
Region South America
Processing Wet Process, then WP Decaf
Drying Method Other Drying Process
Arrival date Feb 7 2013
Lot size 20bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Cultivar Detail Unknown
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
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, really nice cup quality when we evaluated the arrival sample. This was sent for Water Process decaffeination in Mexico and is one of the brighter, more floral arrivals we have had from this source. 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 great brightness in the lighter roasts, as much as any decaf Colombia lots I can recall. The aromatics have a marked sweetness, with hints of baking spices, monnuka raisin, and almond. The sweetness really comes up in the wet aroma, with toasted caramel, brown sugar, and cinnamon. This cup is quite lively and bright at City+ roast levels, reminding me of the really nice Ethiopia decafs. In fact, some might want to take this to FC roast to tone down the cup. It has a balanced sweetness and acidity, with golden raisin and hibiscus tea. 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.