ASOPEP’s women program is led by 56 producers recognized for their quality standards. These empowered women have made coffee a life project. The women of Asopep work through committees highlighting the empowerment of women who build community and strengthen their society through ventures that generate additional income alternatives to coffee. This is a sweet coffee with fruity notes of peach, nectarine, and hints of floral notes, and it was decaffeinated through a natural process of decaffeination, combining high mountain spring water and Ethyl Acetate (AE) of natural origin; the latter is present in all coffee beans in their natural state (as well as in many fruits and vegetables), so there is no addition of synthetic chemicals of any kind.
The natural AE is obtained by a process based on sugar cane, and, together with mountain spring water, they are the only elements with which the coffee comes into contact. This water-AE process allows for gentle extraction of caffeine from the bean, avoiding excessive heat and pressure, thus maintaining the natural structure and characteristics of the coffee bean.