While women have always been crucial to coffee production in Peru, men traditionally held the economic power. In 2004, 464 female coffee producers in Peru united to change this dynamic and take a step toward empowerment. Since then, the Café Femenino movement has grown to include thousands of women farmers from nine countries across the world.
This coffee is picked and processed the same as our full-caffeine offering, before being shipped to Vancouver for decaffeination by Swiss Water.
There the coffee is soaked to create a Green Coffee Extract (GCE), that allows the caffeine to seep out without removing too much of the flavour.
The caffeine is then removed and the beans returned to the GCE to reabsorb any flavours that previously escaped.
We've been absolutely blown away by this decaf and have been brewing it as espresso using the recipe of 17.5g in/37g out, extracting between 30-32 seconds.
Want a super simple, fuss-free brew recipe for this coffee? Check out our simple brew recipes here and tell us your favourite!
Cheek to Cheek
To give back to the producers in exchange for everything they give, above and beyond the beans themselves, we run the Cheek to Cheek initiative, putting 10% of the sale price of all our retail coffees back into their pockets. They are part of our team, part of the rebellion.