Origin: Sumatra, Indonesia
Region: Aceh & Linton Sumatra
Producer: Mandheling Coffee
Process: Swiss Water Process
Elevation: 900 -2100 Meters
Notes: Dark fruit, earthy, chocolate, sweet herb
We only source Swiss Water processed decaf coffees. Beans are shipped to the Swiss Water facility from the finest growing regions around the world. Cleaned and hydrated with pure, local water to prepare them for caffeine removal, the beans are beginning their journey to becoming amazing decaf coffee.
Their internally developed Green Coffee Extract (GCE) is introduced to the beans and caffeine removal begins. Caffeine ventures out on it's own, away from the coffee beans into the GCE until the ratio of soluble compounds in the GCE to the compounds in the coffee reach the point of equilibrium. Caffeine and GCE flow continuously through our proprietary carbon filters until all the caffeine is trapped and separated from the GCE. Then the GCE is refreshed so that it can be used again and again to remove more caffeine.
For the next 10 hours, their team continuously monitors the process and caffeine levels in each batch they are decaffeinating. They monitor time, gauge temperature controls, and check the levels on the GCE flow. The result of all this loving attention to detail is worth it -- 99.9% caffeine-free coffee.
Portola roasts on Mondays and ships on Tuesdays of each week.