DECAF MEXICO FT-FLO/USA ORGANIC HUATUSCO ROYAL SELECT WATER PROCESS – 32605-1 – SPOT CCARGO

Price $4.98 per pound

Bag Weight 131.58 lbs

Position Spot

Bags 5

Warehouses Madison

Flavor Profile Marshmallow, graham cracker, cinnamon, milk chocolate

About this coffee

Grower

Unión Regional de Pequeños Productores de Café Agropecuaria Forestal y de Agroindustrias Zona Huatusco (Unión Regional Huatusco)

Altitude

1000 – 1300 masl

Variety

Bourbon, Garnica, and Colombia

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Huatusco, Veracruz, Mexico

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

November - April

Certification

Fair Trade (FT FLO/USA) | Organic

Coffee Background

You may think that selecting a coffee for decaffeination is an afterthought. Well you would be wrong if you believed that about Royal Select. This lot was intentionally selected for decaffeination in collaboration with our export partners, Unión Regional de Pequeños Productores de Café Agropecuaria Forestal y de Agroindustrias Zona Huatusco (Unión Regional Huatusco)located in Veracruz Mexico. It is a community blend from small farms located in the Huatusco area. There are 1,324 members of La Union cooperative who have an unwavering commitment to organic practices for cultivating coffee. La Union carries out activities that are crucial to its members, like helping them gain access to credit and certifications. Investments for basic infrastructure needs, like road improvements, establishing local warehouses, and dry-mill facilities are also coordinated through La Union. During the harvest, each producer processes coffee with their own micro-mill and dries the coffee in the sun on patios before transporting the coffee in parchment to a centrally located warehouse where the coffee is milled and then sent for decaffeination. This lot was decaffeinated using water process, which means 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.