Java Pitaloka SWP Decaf

The cup is nice and sweet with a build up of developed sugars. There's a note peet that is a gentle reminder of this coffee's origin and lends to the coffee's intensity. The body is deep and the finish is toasted caramel along with bittering notes of cacao and baker's chocolate. This is a great dual purpose coffee and does well in the City+-Full City+ range of roast. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Typica Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Indonesia & SE Asia
Processing Wet Process, then SWP Decaf
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Ateng, Djember, Jember, Typica
Grade 1
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+. These decafs don't make too much noise when cracking so pay close attention to sight and smell. Ideally it is rested for 48+ hours after roasting.
Weight 1 LB
This coffee is part of our custom decaf program where we hand select coffees from our own stock to be decaffeinated using Swiss Water processing. It's tough to know exactly how a decaf will turn out, but by picking coffees that already have a great profile as a regular coffee, you have a better chance at achieving a similarly delicious profile as the end result. Plus, we send samples off beforehand in order to get an idea of how the coffee will cup after the decaf process. This particular lot is a Java that we received toward the end of last year. It's a wet-processed coffee that we regularly sell as "Pitaloka" and the decaf version remains fairly true to it's caffeinated counterpart. A few years back there were importers and brokers who sent good coffees for decaf, when the market was low. But the added cost of the decaf toll charge on top of record prices has made the big guys shy to do this. Most decafs sold in the trade are nothing we would consider buying as a non-decaf for our offer sheet. But our Swiss Water Process decafs we can be proud of.
This Java decaf has a defined sweetness that can be difficult to find in Indo coffees in general, not to mention in many decaf coffees period. The dry fragrance is fairly true to Indonesia coffee with a soft earthiness to it, that is sweetened by hints of molasses and malted sugar. There's a sweet pipe tobacco smell to the wet grounds which is also a common characteristic in coffees from Java. Decaffeination often lends a sort of breadiness in the profile, which is definitely present in smell and in the cup, but there are "clean" accents that accompany this separating it from your typical decaf. The cup is nice and sweet with a build up of developed sugars. There's a note peet that is a gentle reminder of this coffee's origin and lends to the coffee's intensity. The body is deep and the finish is toasted caramel along with bittering notes of cacao and baker's chocolate. This is a great dual purpose coffee and does well in the City+-Full City+ range of roast.