Mammoth Coffee Company

Decaf Primavera (Brazil)


Profile Honey, Citrus, Cacao, Balanced

Process Swiss Water, Natural
Variety Yellow Catuai
Region Chapada de Minas
Producer Ricardo Tavares
Altitude 1000 masl


Primavera is a beautifully balanced and comforting coffee that holds its own as a filter brew or decaf espresso. Decaf Primavera was produced by Ricardo Tavares, who began his coffee journey at the age of 19. Ricardo operates Fazenda Primavera, a farm planted with 980 hectares of coffee, focusing on specialty coffee production. Social and environmental sustainability have always been integral to the farm’s operations, and it is of great importance to Ricardo that production techniques minimize environmental damage. A power plant on the farm recycles water used in depulping to produce energy for the farm, and coffee pulp is composted for use as natural fertilizer. Primavera’s team conducts outreach to neighboring farmers to share knowledge and best practices, helping to move the region of Angelândia and Chapada de Minas forward.

This lot from Fazenda Primavera has been decaffeinated by Swiss Water. Swiss Water decaffeination begins with removing the silver skin from the bean. Next, coffee is transferred to tanks where it is soaked in clean water. In the third step, low-caffeine green coffee extract (water saturated with soluble green coffee compounds) flows into the coffee tanks. The green coffee extract has caffeine levels just below that of the green coffee, optimizing the driving force of the caffeine from the coffee into the green coffee extract. This process is repeated several times as the percentage of caffeine in the green coffee decreases. Finally, coffee is dried using an evaporative process where the moisture is converted to vapor and removed through an air exhaust stream. The green coffee extract, now rich in caffeine, moves to a special carbon filtration system to remove the caffeine to use the green coffee extract for the next round of decaffeination.

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