Short & Sweet
Origin: Jaén, Cajamarca region of Peru
Roast Level: Medium
Flavor Notes: Graham cracker and cocoa flavor with citric acidity
Process: Washed, water-process decaffeinated
If you’re a fan of decaf coffee, then you are going to love Thrive’s decaf blend. This delectable medium roast, decaf blend originates in Jaén, Cajamarca, a region of Peru, is washed and water-processed for decaffeination. With flavor notes of sweet graham crackers and natural cocoa with citric acidity, this is one blend for almost any coffee lover.
Our water-processed decaf coffees are done in a facility in Mexico called Descamex. In order to remove the caffeine in this process, green coffee is soaked in a water solution, which removes both the caffeine as well as other solubles in the coffee (flavor compounds, for instance). The water is removed from the seeds and run through a special filter that captures caffeine molecules and allows them to be strained from the solution. The solution—now containing flavor compounds but no caffeine—is then reintroduced to the green coffee seeds, which reabsorb the soluble materials. The coffee is then dried once more, and prepared for reexport.