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Peru FTO Norte WP Decaf

A bright and lively decaf flavor profile. Light body, apple like fruit notes, lemon herbal tea, brown sugar sweetness, crisp bright acidity. City+ Roast
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  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate No
Region South America
Grade SHG
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ is ideal for the bright cup I describe.
Weight 1 LB
This lot of Water Process decaf originates in the Northern coffee growing area of Peru, centered around San Ignacio in the Cajamarca district. As opposed to the decaf lots that used to be sourced directly from the decaffeinating plant, this was imported as a good specialty grade lot, cupped, approved, then sent to Mexico for decaffeination. It's a Fair Trade and Organic Certified coffee as well, from the Perunor cooperative. I don't know much about it beyond that, and did not get to cup it before it was decaffeinated, yet others did. The results from this method of pre-approving the green coffee has great results, since you can't make good decaf from mediocre green coffee. It's a very nice cup ... the dry fragrance is very appealing, with strong nutty tones, molasses syrup sweetness, and apple-like fruited hints. The wet aromatics are bright and clean, as are the cup flavors. It's really an outstanding decaf. Apple fruit notes (with a bit of apple skin tightness in the finish), brown sugar sweetness, and elevated, crisp acidity are the main characteristics here. The body is fairly light. The finish has tea-infusion character, lemon herbal flavors. A lot like this proves that good green coffee undergoing the decaf process is critical to a fine cup in the end...