Producers from Guatemala
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, and Typica
October - February
Volcanic loam / Clay minerals
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Expect notes of Chocolate, Nuts, and Toasted Marshmellow.
Guatemala SHB Royal Select Water Decaf is curated from lots that the Royal team has selected based on cup profile, physical preparation, and potential to express excellently once decaffeinated. During the water process, the green coffee is pre-soaked in water to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The hydrated green coffee is then introduced to a unique solution of concentrated coffee solubles that draw out the caffeine while minimizing the loss of flavor compounds. Once the caffeine has been removed the green coffee is re-dried and re-bagged for transport, and the extract solution is filtered of its caffeine and recycled to be used again.