Finca Nueva Linda Decaf 250g
Our current decaf comes from the Chiapas region of Mexico and is a mountain water decaffeinated coffee.
Finca Nueva Linda is a 638 hectare farm owned by Octavio Moguel Farrera. The farm lies right next to Mexico’s El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve and the farm takes its responsibilities very seriously. Only 122 hectares are cultivated with coffee, the remainder being placed under ‘voluntary conservation of estates’.
You can expect flavours of orange, dried fruit and butter toffee in this coffee.
During the harvest, the farm’s labour force grows to 300 people, many of whom come from Guatemala and the surrounding area. All coffee on the farm is selectively hand harvested and delivered to the farm’s own mill, which is located in the centre of the farm. The coffee is hand sorted to remove any underripe or damaged cherries and is then introduced to the farms Penagos pulping machines to be washed, floated and pulped. After being delivered to the farm’s concrete fermentation tanks, the coffee is fermented for 14 to18 hours depending on weather. After fermenting, it is washed with clean spring water hailing from the farm itself.
After being fully washed, the coffee is delivered to the farm’s extensive concrete patios where it is regularly turned and slowly dried under the sun. As mentioned before, the farm also has a new “greenhouse"-style solar driers. A small percentage of the farm’s production is dried in Guardiolas, if the weather does not permit drying outside.