Product Details

Peru San Ignacio Natural EA Decaf

Cup profile and tasting notes

Soft aroma, sweet acidity, light syrupy mouthfeel and a rich round balance that simplifies slightly in the finish.

Coffee San Ignacio
Farm Association of small growers
Variety Bourbon / Catimor / Caturra / Typica
Process Washed
Altitude 1250 - 1480 masl
Owner Association of small growers
City/Town San Ignacio
Region Cajamarca
Country Peru
Certification Natural EA Decaf


Average rating

from 2 reviews
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Karen Baker
This is not my favourite decaf coffee from Coffee Real. I think it basically is not my kind of coffee rather than there being anything wrong with it. I find it lacking depth of flavour and I don't like the acidity. To me, it isn't a smooth, flavoursome coffee, which is what I like.
Andrew Hill
I'm really loving this coffee. It has the fruitiness combined with a cocoa taste that makes this really interesting. At first I felt that I preferred the El Salvador to this, but now I'm not so sure. It has a good crema. Maybe not as much as the El Salvador, but then that is pretty special for body for a decaf. I can't quite put my finger on it yet, so will probably review again once I've downed more of it, but suffice to say it's a very enjoyable coffee and another winner from the CoffeeReal roastery :)
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Additional Information

This coffee comes from the San Ignacio District which is one of seven districts of the province San Ignacio situated in the Cajamarca Region of Peru. The area has an equatorial climate so it is mild, dry and sunny which creates very fertile soil.

The climate, fertile soil and a growing altitude of no less than 1200m make it near perfect for growing speciality coffee. The cherries are shade grown using a washed and sun dried method of processing. The main varieties are Bourbon, Catimor, Tipica and Caturra.

The Estate is centred around a very close community that farm individual plots with an average size of 3 hectares - harvest takes place from May through to September.

Decaffeination Process Sugarcane NEA.

Natural Ethyl Acetate is derived from sugar cane which combined with fresh spring water to strip caffeine from the coffee.

This process happens at a decaffeination plant in Manizales, Colombia. The method used to decaffeinate with Ethyl Acetate is a chemical-free process in which no additional substances come in contact with the coffee.

The delicate process of decaffeinating begins at the pre-treatment step by steaming the green coffee beans with low pressure steam to remove the silver skins.

The coffee is moistened with hot water to swell and soften the beans and start the hydrolysis of caffeine which is bonded to salts inside the beans.

At the decaffeination extraction phase the Ethyl Acetate s is recirculated through the pre-treated coffee beans multiple times until at least 97% of the caffeine is removed.

Low pressure saturated steam is then applied following the extraction process to remove any traces of the Ethyl Acetate.

The coffee is then vacuum dried to remove water previously applied in the pre-treatment process to adjust the final humidity value between 10% and 12%.

Coffee is then cooled to ambient temperature using fans.