Burundi Collines SWP Decaf

This decaf is all about chocolate bittersweets, City+/Full City roasts bring out flavors of high % cacao bar, chocolate-malted grains, baking cocoa, chocolate muffin and more! City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.

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  • Process Method Wet Process then SWP Decaf
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Kayanza Province
Processing Wet and Dry Process, the SWP Decaf
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date December 2019 Arrival
Lot size 73
Bag size 60 KG
Packaging GrainPro Liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade A1
Appearance .6 d/300gr, 15+ Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City
Type Farm Gate
Recommended for Espresso Yes

This decaf is a custom blend of coffees from four different processing sites on four separate hills. "Colline" is French for "hill" and a regional demarcation of Burundi's many hilltop villages. The wet mills set up near these villages buy whole coffee cherry from local farmers and process the coffee at the mill, often keeping separate by the days of purchase. The coffee is subjected to some of the highest scrutiny we see in any coffee producing region. First, the whole cherry is culled through by hand to remove any over and under ripe cherry, or other obvious, physical defects that will be processed separately as a lower grade. Then it is passed through the wet mill, typically disc depulpers or a demucilager, that have yet another layer of grading. After fermentation the coffee is sorted by density in grading channels. Finally, it is subjected to a whole lot of physical hand labor at the drying beds, sorting out any visible defects during the entire drying phase. The result share some of the cleanest looking (and tasting!) physical green coffee we see! This decaf was processed at Swiss Water Decaffeination in Vancouver, BC. Their patented, chemical-free decaf process uses only water to remove 99.9% of caffeine while leaving behind much of the volatile compounds that affect flavor and aroma.

This decaf is all about chocolate bittersweets, City+ and Full City roasts bring about flavors of high % cacao bar, chocolate-malted grains, baking cocoa, chocolate muffin and more. The fragrance and wet aroma produce smells of malted cocoa, bittering roast tone, wheat crackers and a mild berry note in our darkest Full City roast. The cup should appeal to those looking for a daily drinking type coffee, balanced in the bitter and sweet categories and a mild acid cup. My middle roasts yielded flavors of chocolate cookie, stout beer, brown bread and a long bittersweet finish. A nice decaf espresso option, no doubt about it.