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Our Peru Café Femenino Fairtrade Organic Certified Swiss Water Processed Carbon Neutral coffee needs a long black to enable anyone to say it! The beans are exactly the same beans as our regular Café Femenino from the Penachi Coop.
The origin is in the very high altitude of the Andes in remote far north of Peru. Every year, the Women coffee producers celebrate their coffee with an Organic Coffee Festival where small pantomimes about coffee stories are judged. Traditional regional costumes are worn with pride, and the Coffee Queen is announced. We hope they don’t mind that we also celebrate their silky soft sweet coffee, even without caffeine!
Some people might think that de-caffeinated beans is an anomaly to all good reason to drink coffee - but that's only because they don't understand the process and the delicious taste that can come with it. It takes a bit of risk and an open mind to truly appreciate the taste of decaf, without judging it based on its name.
One company doing amazing things with decaf coffee is Swiss Water Process, based in Vancouver, Canada. They carefully sort and grade high-quality beans from around the world before starting the decaf process, ensuring that only the best beans are used.
The green beans are soaked in warm water, allowing the caffeine to dissolve into the water. The water is then passed through charcoal filters to remove the caffeine molecules. After that, the decaf water is returned to the same beans for about 8 hours to continue removing any remaining caffeine. Throughout this process, the water is charged with the existing flavor compounds to prevent any loss of taste. This means that all of the unique flavors from the origin beans are retained in the decaf beans, ready to be dried and roasted.
This is a great decaf blend, so smooth in taste that I can drink it black or just with a dash of milk.
It's a part of the staples in the pantry.
Best because it's the only one? Possibly, but for those of us who go decaf from late afternoon, there really is only one choice, cafe Femenino Decaf!
My fiancé and I were gifted a brand new coffee machine from Santa, and we were so excited to try it out with these beans. We weren’t disappointed - even in our amateur hands, these beans made a beautiful coffee and we haven’t looked back since! Definitely making this our regular order from now on :-)