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Decaf

Green coffee is decaffeinated before roasting. This process changes the color of the green coffee: it varies from light brown (Natural and CO-2) to green-brown (MC and Swiss Water Process -SWP- decafs). There is another decaf we list as WP, Water Process, which is a water filtration method similar to Swiss Water, but performed at a plant in Mexico. The arrival of decafs always follows the main crop of a coffee by some months, since the coffee needs to be shipped to the decaffeination plant. Oddly, there are only a few such plants in the world, so decaf coffee has to travel a long way usually from origin, to plant and then to the buyer's country. This adds to the cost too, so decafs are often a bit pricier. Here's some decaf roasting basics.

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Ethiopia Organic Limu SWP DP Decaf

$7.40
Ripe coffee cherry on the Limu Kossa Farm
Ethiopia Organic Limu SWP DP Decaf
Ethiopia Organic Limu SWP DP Decaf

Cooked fruit aroma, rustic sweeteners, wheat puff cereal, wine-y strawberry, prune juice and bold chocolate roast tones. City to Full City. Great SO espresso or for a fruited espresso component.

Decaf

Rwanda Nyamasheke SWP Decaf

$7.20
Working the drying tables at Mutovu, the "dishes" are where the defects go when removed from the rest.
Rwanda Nyamasheke SWP Decaf
Rwanda Nyamasheke SWP Decaf

Bittering and sweet aspects of burned caramel, wheat cereal comes up, cocoa powder, molasses and chocolate malted grains. City+ to Full City+. Good decaf espresso.

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