The Waving Gold Fish - Decaffeinated Coffee
"Homemade oat biscuit and juicy fruit are the stars, with a cheeky nod to lemon zest and crunchy hazelnut. All held together in a coffee that’s smooth, soft and utterly scrumptious.
This coffee is a Medium/Medium Dark roast, so works well in pressure devices such as an espresso maker, AeroPress or moka pot. However, it’ll brew very happily in any device!
A carefully sourced, ethically led cooperative of smallholder farmers produce this lovely coffee. The farms are located in San Ignacio and Jaen, the capital of Peru’s Cajamarca region, amongst fertile soil and semi-dry conditions that are ideal for growing coffee. You’ll find the farms dotted on the slopes of the Peruvian Andes, where high altitudes of 1700 – 2000 metres give the coffee shrubs a cool, breezy growing climate. This is key as it lengthens the cherries’ growing time and allows the coffee to develop a deliciously deep flavour.
Peru is the ninth-largest coffee producer in the world and is home to around 220,000 coffee farmers. Like all speciality coffees, Peruvian coffee is diverse in flavour. We love it for its medium body and lively, aromatic freshness. There’s a mellow acidity, too, with hints of dried fruit and oats that keep us coming back for more.
The Peruvian coffee harvest runs from March through to September. Picking coffee cherries at such high altitudes can be tricky, but the farmers are experienced in overcoming the logistical challenges to ensure they select the cherries when perfectly ripe.
Once picked, the coffee cherries are hand-pulped and fermented on the farms where they were grown. This is relatively rare in Peru, where the sparsity of mills means that the green coffee beans usually travel long distances before they can be processed. During this time, the beans often become mixed with other, sometimes inferior, varietals.
Once processed, the farmers transport the beans to Jaen, where the coffee is cupped and graded. We source all our Two Chimps coffees through an ethical coffee importer, and they maintain a permanent warehouse in Jaen. Trading in person and buying direct from the producer guarantees that the farmers and their families receive a fair price for their beans. Our ethical importer currently works with over 400 registered farmers in the San Ignacio and Jaen regions, and with over 30,000 Peruvian farmers overall.
We like this method because it is organic and chemical-free, and preserves all of the flavour compounds in the original bean. There is also very little waste, with those by-products that are produced being 100% natural and recyclable. Win-win!
You know when someone pip-pips at you as they drive by and you wave back, mouth ajar, because you haven’t the foggiest who they are? Well, that’s the Waving Goldfish. It’s the coolest move around."