So good, it can’t be decaf!
Brazil Decaf – Dark Roast is a crowd-favorite decaf for sure. Creamy & full bodied with hints of cocoa and caramel. Low acidity and sweetness, with a big finish that pleasantly lingers on the palate.
Elevation: 800 to 1200 meters
Varietals: Bourbon, Mundo Novo
Milling Process: Decaf
Drying Process: Mechanical Dryer
Harvest Start Month: May
Harvest End Month: August
Export Start Month: July
Export End Month: April
Brazil Decaf – Dark Roast comes to us from Cooxupé, a cooperative in the Sul de Minas, Cerrado & São Paulo regions of Brazil. Originally founded in 1932 as an agricultural cooperative, in 1957 it officially became a Regional Cooperative of Coffee Growers.
All 13 thousand (and growing!) members of Cooxupé are offered a series of free guidance and assistance for farming. Cooxupé employs over 200 people agronomists, agricultural technicians and veterinarians who visit the properties and assist the farmers of Cooxupé. Together, they follow the entire process of specialty green coffee production, from planting to harvesting and post harvesting.
Cooxupé also takes their social responsibility towards their members seriously. In the rural areas where the cooperative works, they have developed health and scholarship programs and provided education and agricultural training. In these trainings, they put focus on the younger generations of coffee farmers and on building sustainable farming systems. An extremely successful program of theirs, called Escola Consciente, won the Andef Award in 2014, which is one of the most important awards in Brazilian agriculture.
In the last year, Brazil Decaf has been nearly impossible to come by in the states. Importers and Brazilian farmers have spent all their energy and resources on growing, producing, and obtaining regular coffee; therefore causing a shortage of Brazil Decaf. Because of this, we are happy to have Brazil Decaf back in the house!
Bear in mind, despite the deliciousness, this is a decaf. Looking for a caffeinated Brazil? Click here!