|Farm||Cooperative Cocla near Macchu Picchu|
|Varietals||Typica, caturra, catimor & bourbon|
|Processing||Washed & CO2 Decaffeination|
|Import Partner||Freeman Trading|
|Roast Style||Medium dark roast|
Cup Profile: vanilla / hazelnut
It's a fascinating process which involves liquefying C02 placed under huge pressure for 48-72 hours. With the soaked beans soft and open the C02 locks onto the caffeine molecule, this is then rinses off, processed and sold on to the likes of red bull. The C02 process is perceived to not draw out any flavour profile in fact the caffeine is very bitter.
Cocla with its 21 cooperatives is located 5 hours from the city of Cusco, the natural and cultural region of the Inca empire.