WE TASTE: Plum and berry aromas lead to notes of candied orange and maple, with a sweet jammy finish. We're really excited to share this special coffee.
ROAST PROFILE: Light
GROWER: Smallholder farmers organized around Chelbesa mill
OTHER: Traceable, Single Origin
This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Chelbesa coffee mill located in the Gedeo Zone. Small coffee farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Chelbesa mill where the cherries are carefully selected and immediately placed on raised beds carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process. Cherries are also turned regularly on the beds to prevent damage during the drying process. The cherries are stored in a local warehouse after the moisture is reduced to between 11.5 and 12 percent, and then transported to Addis Ababa where the coffee is milled and exported.
Origin photo by Royal Coffee
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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.
CUP PROFILE: Floral aromas lead to notes of tropical fruit and red plum with a juicy body and a sweet, citrusy finish.
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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