Tastes like: praline, walnut, dried fruit
Origin: Peru (Esperanza, Cajamarca)
Best for: espresso and filter
This decaffeinated coffee is a blend produced by over 50 farming families from a village called San Fransisco and located in the district of Huabal, in the northwest of Peru. The main varieties grown in this high altitude region (over 1600 meter above sea level) are Caturra and Catimor and most producers have their own hand pulping machine and fermentation tank to process their own coffee. When the coffee is dried, it is then delivered to Falcon's warehouse - our sourcing & import partner - in the city of Jaen where the coffee is tasted and graded before being milled and prepared for export.
How is it made decaffeinated?
The CO2 process of decaffeination uses liquid Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a highly selective solvent for caffeine. The green coffee is soaked in water to open the bean’s “pores”, beginning the decaffeination process whereby caffeine molecules are able to move in and out of the beans. The coffee is then placed into a compression tower, where it is brought into contact with pressurised liquid CO2. The pressure transforms the CO2 into a supercritical state, where it is part liquid and part gas. By circulation through the coffee, the carbon dioxide bonds with the caffeine, drawing it out from the beans. The CO2 is then separated into an evaporator, where the caffeine precipitates from the CO2, which means the caffeine can be collected and used to resell. After this, the CO2 is pumped back into the vessel containing the green coffee for a new cycle. When the required caffeine level is reached, the CO2 circulation is stopped and the coffee is discharged into a drier where it is gently dried until it reaches the original moisture content. The coffee is then ready for roasting.
Delivery: For Monday and Tuesday deliveries orders must be placed by midday Friday. For all other deliveries orders must be placed by midday two days before.