Continent: South America
Farm: Granja Paraiso-92
Simply put, the most amazing light roast decaf we have ever offered in our 20 years of roasting.
Aromas or orange, peach and Osmanthus blossoms. Surprisingly sweet, with a creamy mouthfeel, and notes of chocolate, peach, and oregano as the cup cools.
Granja El Paraíso-92 is a family farm that produces different varieties such as Java, Pink Bourbon, Geisha, Pacamara, Caturra, Tabi, Castillo, Mara-Geisha and Colombia using highly innovative cultivation systems such as terraces, drip irrigation, shady and nutrition calculations in laboratory all aimed at producing a unique coffee that can be verified through the multiple awards obtained. Finca Paraiso-92 also has its own microbiology laboratory, quality laboratory and processing plant. Coffee processing here is quite unlike almost anywhere else in the world. Resembling a laboratory more than the typical coffee mill.
The cherries are first sterilized and then undergo fermentation in cherries in a bio-reactor and are inoculated with Saccromyces Pastorianus yeast. After cherry fermentation then the coffee is pulped and subjected to a second fermentation phase. When the second phase ends, a bean sealing process is carried out through impacts of hot and cold water and then put into a drying machine for 46 hours at 38C (100F)
The coffee is then decaffeinated by the EA (ethyl Acetate) process, sometimes called sugar cane decaf as the ethyl acetate is derived from sugar cane.
Beyond just the amazing flavors this is a very full, sweet, creamy cup and clearly of excellent quality beyond just however the flavors were achieved, a coffee we are sure you will enjoy immensely.
92 Points on Coffee Review! Their highest score for a Decaf in several years.
Blind Assessment: "Richly and sweetly tart, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, hazelnut butter, lightly scorched cinnamon, date, fir in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with gentle, rounded acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The chocolaty finish is complicated by date and hazelnut."