Colombia Narino Gerardo Lorenzo SWP Decaf

The cup is surprisingly delicate for a decaf coffee, with a transparent clean character rarely found in coffees that have undergone the process. The brightness lends lemon-orange zest to the cup, adding a palate-cleansing counterpoint to the light caramel sweetness. It's not a super complex cup, but decafs rarely are. What separates this coffee is how little it resembles a decaf, and how well defined the characteristics are. The finish has honey-on-toast taste, turning toward dark caramel at City+ roast. City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Wet Process, then SWP Decaf
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra
Grade Excelso
Appearance .0 d/300gr, 15+ screen
Roast Recommendations City+ is ideal for this decaf lot, which reveals its delicate and clean taste profile
Weight 1
Narino is the southernmost province in Colombia, bordering Ecuador. This is a very unique part of Colombia in that coffee can be grown at extremely high altitudes due to the climate that is a result of being in close proximity to the Equator. This lot is from several small holder farms in the Taminango area, all ranging in altitude between 1700 and 2000 meters. The communities are San Gerardo and San Lorenzo so we combined these for the name of this decaf lot. These small farms are planted mostly in Caturra, and are situated in the highlands surrounding the main town of Taminango. We selected this lot as part of our custom decaf program, dedicating the same great quality of coffees we use for our non-decaf offerings. The results are really stunning.
The dry fragrance has a unique cinnamon toast character at lighter roast levels with more intense cocoa powder coming on at Full City level. It doesn't have that "decafy" scent. Adding hot water, the coffee maintains these aspects, adding chocolate frosting sweetness to the more developed roast level. The cup is surprisingly delicate for a decaf coffee, with a transparent clean character rarely found in coffees that have undergone the process. The brightness lends lemon-orange zest to the cup, adding a palate-cleansing counterpoint to the light caramel sweetness. It's not a super complex cup, but decafs rarely are. What separates this coffee is how little it resembles a decaf, and how well defined the characteristics are. The finish has honey-on-toast taste, turning toward dark caramel at City+ roast. We didn't really explore darker levels on this coffee, it shines so brilliantly at City to City+ roast. It impresses with its delicate nature.