This week, we're shining the spotlight on the new crop of Decaf Organic Peru.
There are two secrets to creating good decaf coffee beans. First, start with high quality, flavorful green coffees and second, choose a decaffeination process that removes the caffeine while leaving the flavor behind.
This year's Decaf Organic Peru is a great example of getting decaf right. The coffee comes from the Central Fronteriza del Norte de Cafetaleros (CENFROCAFE), a co-op established in 1999 that supports 80 organizations and 2,000 coffee producers in the region of Cajamarca, in northwestern Peru. The coffee beans are then decaffeinated using a water process that removes 98% of the caffeine and leaves most of the delicious flavor behind.
We're very happy with our new Decaf Organic Peru. It has the smooth, medium light body and lively spark we expect from coffee from that region, but the caramel richness and coffee candy sweetness surprised us in the nicest way. This decaf reminds us of Kona, particularly with a little milk or cream to bring out the candy sweetness. If you love Kona, but are looking for a more reasonably priced decaf coffee, give Decaf Organic Peru a try!
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~ Carrie, Paul and all of us at Coffee by the Roast