Guatemala Finca El Cascajal Swiss Water Decaffeinated Whole Dark Roasted Coffee Beans Rainforest Alliance


    We are pleased to offer a Central American, Guatemalan coffee to our decaffeinated range. This Rainforest Alliance, UTZ certified farm is well known for its sweet clean chocolatey full cup. The Swiss Water process removes caffeine without taking away any of the flavour and taste. The farm was founded in 1992 and is found in eastern Guatemala in the Esquipulas Chiquimula department. The farm sits between 1,200 and 1,550 metres and includes 500 acres of untouched forest, in which, in 2011 was discovered a new orchid species, Ornithocephalus cascajalensis.

    The coffee plant grown on this farm is a hybrid between Arabica’s Caturra and Mundo Novo called Catuai, originally bred in Brazil in the 1940’s. The resulting crop is defined as SHB, Strictly Hard Bean, synonymous with ‘Strictly High Grown (SHG), referring to coffee grown at altitudes higher than about 1371 metres (4,500 feet) Beans grown this high mature slowly and are harder and more dense and felt to have greater strength and taste.

    You will receive 85 grams of these roasted beans for £5.00 this will allow you to make between 17 and 34 cups of coffee depending on cup size. Five grams per cup, the quantity of coffee used will be quite personal so these are guidelines only. This works out at between twenty-nine pence and fifteen pence per cup. We also sell larger quantities of this coffee at a more economical rate, the price per cup will therefore be lower.

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