|Coffee was introduced to Indonesia by the Dutch in the late 1600's. Of the thousands of islands that comprise Indonesia, the larger islands of Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi (Celebes) are known for their high quality Arabica coffee beans. This outstanding coffee is grown on the western side of Sumatra. Today many coffees in Indonesia are grown on small farms and are still picked by hand.
Medium roasted decaffeinated beans produce a heavy-bodied coffee with a gentle and smooth acidity and a rich taste.
Like all our decaffeinated coffees, this Sumatra is 100% high-grown Arabica bean, which is decaffeinated by the Swiss Water Method. No Chemicals are used in this process. The natural flavor remains, while 97% of the caffeine is removed.
Our coffees are available either ground or whole bean. We can grind coffees from Perc (coarse) to Turkish (extra-fine). Please specify when you order if you would like Bean, Perc, French Press, Drip, Melitta, Espresso or Turkish grind.
Our Swiss Water Process Decaffeinated Coffee:
The Swiss Water Process is a taste-driven, 100% chemical-free decaffeination process that delivers coffee that is 99.9% caffeine-free while protecting the unique characteristics of the origin.
How it works:
First a diffusion process is used which allows the gentle displacement of caffeine from green coffee. Green beans are soaked in a Green Coffee Extract (GCE), which is pure water saturated with soluble solids from green coffee.
With time and temperature, the caffeine migrates out of the green beans into the GCE. This water s filtered, capturing and extracting the caffeine molecules. The flavor and body of the coffee is protected by closely monitoring the solids, caffeine levels, and moisture in the coffee. The process takes approximately 10 hours resulting in green beans that are 99.9% caffeine-free.
Once the decaffeinated beans are removed from the GCE, they are then dried, finished, bagged and shipped - ready to be roasted.