Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Dumerso Natural DECAF Swiss WATER PROCESS-Not Available 

This coffee comes to us from a small town called Dumerso, just around the bend from Yirgacheffe. It’s processed at a private mill owned by the Birhanu family and co-managed by a brother-sister team: Mahder runs the mill and her brother Surafel leads the export arm of the business. Their coffee has made many appearances on the Crown Jewel menu in the past; their quality is a well known quantity, so to speak..
As we were sampling coffees from the 2018-19 harvest season in Ethiopia, we began looking ahead to find a coffee we could decaffeinate for the Crown Jewel program. This dry-processed coffee impressed us with its character and its timing was perfect; we were just about to sell out of the most recent decaf.
From Addis to Djibouti, from Djibouti to Vancouver, the coffee shipped and processed at Swiss Water in Canada, a chemical free method of caffeine removal. You can read a little more about decaf processing and Royal’s commitment to environmentally friendly methods for caffeine removal here on the blog.
Finally, after what seemed like months of waiting and watching the ETAs from a distance, the coffee landed in Oakland. It’s queued up for service at The Crown and we’re pleased to make it available in both Crown Jewel boxes and full size bags, for a limited time. It is, after all, a small run and I expect a decaf of this caliber won’t last long.
It has a gentle sweetness to it, powdered sugar and honey, with a mellow acidity including white peach, melon, and lemon bar. It’s an easy-going coffee with the slightest wisp of florality to it, and effortlessly clean. Pairs well with cool evenings equally as well as brisk mornings, and we’re delighted with its performance as espresso.
Some say decaf drinkers are the purest of heart of all coffee lovers — there’s no psychoactive incentive for consumption. You’ll have to be the judge for yourself, but if this example were less the exception and more the rule, I’d be entirely convinced.. 
Grower:                        Smallholder farmers organized around the Birhanu family’s Dumerso Mill
Variety:                        Indigenous landraces & selections
Region:                        Dumerso, Yirgacheffe, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and                                              Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest:                        October - December
Altitude:                        1850 - 2100 masl
Soil:                                    Vertisol
Process:                        "Natural" dried in the fruit on raised beds. Swiss Water Process chemical-free decaffeination
Certifications:                 Decaf
Arrived                            January 25, 2020

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Komodo Decaf Organic and Fair Trade ​SWP-Not Available

Farm Description

Sigri plantation was established in the 1950's and rapidly gained a reputation that continues to grow.  All processing practices follow a system which insists on the highest standards and quality at every stage. Hand picked when red and fully ripe.  The cherry is pulped on the day of picking.   The fermentation process entails washing and drying over a 3 day period.  but unlike other washed processed coffees, Sigri's process follows this by total immersion in the water for a father day, which creates unique flavor profile.  The plantation employs a medium density shade strategy, using 2 types of shade trees.  this promotes even ripening of coffee cherries and provides habitat for over 90 species of birds.

Harvest:    2019
Arrived:     April 3, 2020

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1-4 LBS


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Grower:                    Central Fronteriza del Norte de Cafetaleros (CENFROCAFE)
Variety:                     Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Pache, and Typica
Region:                      San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru
Harvest:                    April - September
Altitude:                    1250 – 1800 masl
Soil:                            Volcanic loam
Process:                    Fully washed and dried in the sun
Arrived:                     April 3, 2020

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1-4 LBS

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Cooperatives have long defined the coffee culture of Peru, where the bulk of production comes from small farms owned and managed by indigenous people who follow organic farm management practice attuned to their cultural connection with the land. A perfect example is Central Fronteriza del Norte de Cafetaleros (CENFROCAFE), which is an umbrella cooperative established in 1999 that supports 84 local producer associations and 3,000 coffee producers in the northern highlands of the Cajamarca growing region. Producers typically cultivate coffee on just a few acres of land intercropped with shade trees, bananas, corn, and beans. They carefully harvest and sort cherries before depulping, fermenting, washing, and drying the coffee using their own micro-mills. After processing, the cooperative carries out activities that often go unnoticed but are crucial for small producers. Investments for basic infrastructure needs, like road improvements, establishing local warehouses, and preparing coffee for export are all coordinated through CENFROCAFE, which ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process. CENFROCAFE also provides producers with financing, training, and technical assistance to improve coffee quality. Investments in social programs on a larger and more impactful scale, using the collective resources generated from the sale of coffee, are implemented through CENFROCAFE. Environmental training programs, healthcare initiatives, life insurance, and educational opportunities are just some of the ways the cooperative strives to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families .