This year's holiday blend is comprised of beans from two sources—Finca Santo Tomas Pachuj in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and Homacho Waeno co-op in Sidama, Ethiopia. Pachuj is a 5th-generation family farm and nature reserve run by brothers Fernando and Andres Fahsen in the volcanic hillsides above beautiful Lake Atitlan. 300 hectares of the farm are protected as a nature reserve and 65 hectares are a shade grown coffee estate between 1500 and 1700 meters. Homacho Waeno is a small farmer co-op located in Aleta Wondo county of the Sidama region in Southern Ethiopia. The co-op members grow their coffee above 2000 meters and process it collectively at the centralized co-op mill. They use traditional full water fermentation processing and dry the resulting parchment coffee on raised beds in the sun.
This is one of our most popular decafs. Blue Batak derives its name from two sources. The "Blue" from the fact that the beans in their raw form are an emerald blue-green in color. The" Batak" from the name of the indigenous people of the Lake Toba region of Sumatra. The coffee is grown by the Batak near this massive and ancient crater lake located in northern Sumatra. The coffee is decaffeinated using a natural water process the Swiss Water Process maintain the herbal and lusciously full-bodied character of the Blue Batak beans.
Creamy body with mellow notes of milk chocolate and roasted hazelnut. This coffee is from the ORPAE cooperative located in the state of Chiapas. The small farms border the protected El Triunfo Biosphere. From Chiapas this coffee is sent to the organically certified Mountain Water plant in Veracruz for decaffeination using a water and carbon filter method.
Sweet and smoky. The beans for our Decaf Organic French Roast come from Fair Trade co-operatives in the Chiapas region of southern Mexico. The beans are decaffeinated at the organically certified Swiss Water plant in Vancouver, BC using a natural water and carbon filter method.
Syrupy sweet and spicy. The coffee for our Decaf Whole Foods Blend comes from Fair Trade co-ops in Sumatra, Timor, Mexico and Peru. The beans are decaffeinated at the organically certified Swiss Water plant in Vancouver, BC using a natural water and carbon filter method.
Grown in the famed Huila region of southern Colombia by the San Roque cooperative. The beans are decaffeinated at the Swiss Water plant in Vancouver, BC using a natural water and carbon filter method which maintains the inherently flavorful Huila character that the growers worked so hard to produce.
This nutty, floral northern Italian-style espresso blend consisting of Latin American and East African beans, is decaffeinated at the Swiss Water plant in Vancouver BC using a natural water and carbon filter method.
This hearty and rich northern Italian-style espresso blend consisting of Latin American and East African beans is decaffeinated at the Mountain Water plant in Veracruz, Mexico using an organically certified water and carbon filter method.