- Washed & C02 Decaffeinated
- Polyphile Harerimana & 385 Producers
- Murambi Region, Harerimana
- Red Bourbon
- 1,600 - 1,800 masl
Our decaffeinated coffees are selected because they are suited to a zero waste, all-natural processing method. Unroasted coffee is soaked in warm water before carbon molecules are pumped into the batch, which binds them with the caffeine. The caffeine and C02 are then removed when the coffee is dried. The water is drained and filtered for reuse and the coffee strains are recycled for cow feed.
Bushekeri is the town where the coffee washing station is located. It was a warm and misty morning when we first arrived at the mill to meet Harerimana. Here we witnessed the amazing work that coffee producers in this region have accomplished. We have already shared a couple of lots from this mill, but lots 3 and 7 had the perfect profile for decaffeination. An acidity that was massively vibrant with a sweetness that tasted like fresh fruit. It would form a quality like caramel, with a creamy body which lasted throughout.
Espresso: 1:2 dose to yield, brewed in 28 - 36 sec.
Filter: 0.07:1 dose to yield, extracted in 3 – 4 min.
Roast days are Tuesdays and Fridays. All orders placed by midnight the day before will be sent out first-class on the roast day.