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Decaffeinated Sumatra

Decaffeinated Sumatra

Decaf Sumatra is just the best decaf I've ever found. It has more body and flavor than any other origin. It's a really enjoyable decaf and is one of the few Decafs that is available with Fair Trade and Organic certification (so that's the one we buy). 



Mountain  Water Process decaffeination process involves no chemicals.   To begin the process they send the coffee to the maximizer, where they treat it with steam under pressure to soften and enlarge the beans. This makes the caffeine easier to remove from the beans.  After the beans are ready, the caffeine extraction process can begin. 

During caffeine extraction, they submerge the beans in a caffeine-free solution of coffee solids under precise pressure, flow, and heat levels in a vacuum. This process selectively removes the caffeine through osmosis.  For coffees with a higher caffeine content, multiple applications of this step may be necessary to reach optimal caffeine content.  Then, they filter the caffeine out of the solution using specialized cellulose and activated charcoal filters so they can reuse it. 

Finally, they then move the coffee through 3 different dryers: a drum dryer like you might find in a wet mill, a horizontal fluid bed dryer, and a vertical “waterfall” dryer. They dry the coffee in these dryers until they reach 11% moisture, which takes around 12 hours. After drying the coffee goes to a polisher. The polisher removes the silver skin and dust to prepare it for export.  All told, this decaf coffee processing method generally takes between 48 and 60 hours.


* Coffee offered as organic has organic certification from the farm or coop. That means organic farming practices were used.  At White Blossom Coffee Co. we do not offer our coffee as certified organic because of the added expense of having our roaster certified by the USDA. Therefore we can not list our coffee as "certified organic". The important factor is the non-use of pesticides and fertilizers during coffee production.

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