Origin Information

Grower
Producers from Copan
Variety
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Ihcafe-90, Lempira, and Parainema
Region
Copán, Honduras
Harvest
November - March
Altitude
1200 – 1700 masl
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Decaf

Background Details

DECAF HONDURAS FT ORGANIC ROYAL SELECT SWISS WATER PROCESS coffee 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 Swiss Water process, the green coffee is hydrated to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The hydrated green coffee is then introduced to Green Coffee Extract (GCE), a unique solution of concentrated coffee solubles that allows the caffeine to leave the green coffee via osmosis while minimizing the loss of desired flavor compounds. Once the caffeine has been removed the green coffee is re-dried and re-bagged for transport, and the GCE is filtered of its caffeine through proprietary carbon filters and recycled to be used again.