La Primavera Decaf
Farmer: Ricardo Tavares
Farm: Fazenda Primavera
Origin: Chapadas de Minas
Varieties: Yellow & Red Catuai
Process: Natural Process / Swiss Water Process Decaffeination
Certifications: Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Fair Trade
The Fazenda Primavera estate is situated in the Chapadas de Minas region of Minas Gerais State in Southeast Brazil. Coffee cultivation began in this area in the 1870s and has been a major economic contributor ever since. The region enjoys ideal climate conditions for specialty grade coffee cultivation paired with relatively high altitude for Brazilian farms. Because of these conditions, this region is home to a higher concentration of smaller specialty producers essential to the local economy. Like his father, Ricardo Tavares is a lifelong coffee grower, producing specialty grande coffees with traditional technique, combined with innovative practices like electric dryers and washed processing equipment for select coffees. About Swiss Water Process Decaffeination: Swiss Water Process Decaffeination was first pioneered in 1933 in Switzerland, and later became a commercialy viable decaffeination method in 1980. The process relies on concepts of solublity and osmosis, and requires zero use of chemical additives at any point in the process.
Brazilian coffee, in general, is quite versatile. The SWP Primavera Decaf makes excellent hand pour (Hario V60 or Kalita Wave) as well as French Press or automatic drip coffee. The Decaf Brazil Primavera also serves as our signature decaf espresso.