||Washed, Sparking Water Decaf.
||Hybrid de Timor, Typica
||1400-1600 metres above sea level.
||Smallholder farmers of Duhoho village, East Timor.
This coffee is produced by 18 small holders who reside in the village of Duhoho in the south west of Asia's newest independent country, East Timor. Duhoho members grow and harvest their coffee with great attention to detail. Only fully ripe cherries are hand-picked and and processed within the same day. After the cherries are removed with the help of traditional pulping machine that each farmer possesses, parchments are sorted again and fermented for 36 hours. Parchments are then washed and sun-dried and subsequently the produce is transported to the capital and port town of Dili for export.
This coffee is decaffeinated with the use of Sparkling Water (CO2) Process. First, the green beans enter a pre-treatment vessel where they are cleaned and moistened with water before being brought in contact with pressurised liquid carbon dioxide. When the green coffee beans absorb the water, they expand, resulting in the caffeine molecules becoming mobile. Subsequently, carbon dioxide circulates through the beans acting like a magnet, drawing out the mobile caffeine molecules. This cycle is repeated until the required residual caffeine level is reached. As the final step, the decaffeinated coffee is gently dried until it reaches its original moisture content, after which the coffee is ready for roasting.
This coffee is certified Organic.