Sumatra Half-Dark Decaffeinated Certified Fairtrade Organic (Swiss Water Process)
This earthy Indonesian brew produces a luxurious crema (one of the best!) and a delightful nutty aroma.
Nutty, rustic, mushroomy
Earthy, fruity, spicy, chocolaty, winey and creamy
Why did Charles pick this coffee?
It's one of the best coffees to use to get out of it the best crema for an espresso
The processing method specific to Indonesia is called the Giling Basah. Coffee is dried to 50% (versus the more common 10% or 12% percent) and then hulled and bagged and stored to rest. Elsewhere, hulling typically happens after the coffee has rested and just before it’s sent to the port.
The Swiss Water Process involves first soaking the coffee in pure water. The resulting green coffee extract is then passed through a carbon filter, specifically engineered to remove the caffeine molecule. The green coffee extract is then introduced to the coffee but without the caffeine. This process is simple in theory, but impressive to execute, since the coffee has to be exactingly dried and preserved to ensure the inherent flavour of the coffee remains relatively unscathed.