WE TASTE: Chocolate and caramel aromas lead to notes of honey, stone fruit and cacao nibs that sweetens as it cools.
ROAST PROFILE: Light/Medium
REGION: Songwe (Mbozi district)
OTHER: Traceable, Single Origin
This coffee comes from the Igale AMCOS cooperative in the Mbozi district of Songwe. Specifically 443 producers from the villages of Idiwili, Ilomba, Iyula, Idunda, Ipyana, and Igale contributed cherry.
This season, the co-op used a Penagos eco-pulper to process the cherries. After being pulped, the parchment was graded, with the P1 and P2 fermenting for 24 to 48 hours before being washed. The beans then went into tanks to soak for 8 to 12 hours and finally were dried on raised beds for 7 to 14 days.
Origin photos by Interamerican
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CUP PROFILE: Notes of spiced chocolate open up to sweet caramel and malt with a hint of honey.
REGIAON: Chiapas and Oaxaca
PROCESS: Washed, Select Water Process Decaffeination
Decaf Mexico Altura HG EP Royal Select Water Process is curated from lots that the Royal team has selected based on cup profile, physical preparation, and potential to express excellently once decaffeinated. During the water process, the green coffee is pre-soaked in water to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The hydrated green coffee is then introduced to a unique solution of concentrated coffee solubles that draw out the caffeine while minimizing the loss of flavor compounds. Once the caffeine has been removed the green coffee is re-dried and re-bagged for transport, and the extract solution is filtered of its caffeine and recycled to be used again.
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ROAST PROFILE: Medium/Light
REGION: La Esmeralda, Jinotega
GROWER: 124 women members of Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros de la Cuenca del Rio Maranon (APROCCURMA)
OTHER NOTES: Traceable, single origin
Farmers in this community receive a premium for their beans and have received technical and financial assistance through the Red Cherry project. They adhere to strict picking process to only deliver the best ripe cherries. In addition, the Red Cherry Project helps farmers achieve goals in soil and forest preservation, water protection, and water treatment systems.
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