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Zoom La Resistencia Decaf Swiss Water Process Decaf
Zoom La Resistencia Decaf Swiss Water Process Decaf

La Resistencia Decaf | Guatemala

$17.00 CAD


Swiss Water Process Decaf ¹
Catuai, Guatemala ²

As part of our ongoing support of Café Colis Resistencia, we also source our decaf directly from this group. In addition to buying micro-lots from single producers, blended community lots are purchased and sent to Burnaby where they undergo Swiss Water Process decaffeination, and most importantly, it allows us to increase our volume of purchase, and accept a broader range of lots.

Be prepared to be surprised — this ain’t your momma’s decaf. We find a cup that’s densely sweet and rich, like brownies and almonds.

¹ Processing & Varietal

This decaffeinating process involves soaking the green coffee in water in order to remove the volatile organic compounds within the seeds. The caffeine is then filtered from this solution before the seeds are then re-infused with the remaining compounds. It’s a solvent-free and more environmentally sustainable form of decaffeination than most that exist, and it allows us to offer extra support to the group.

² Region of Origin

Catuai, Guatemala ²

Adjusted for inflation, the real commodity price of coffee in 2016 was 82 cents per pound and little has changed since then.

This is not that coffee.

Meet Café Colis Resistencia

Café Colis Resistencia is a group of multi-generational coffee producers who are working towards developing an international market for their coffee.

This small group of Indigenous Xinka farmers are not only are they fierce land defenders, protecting their territories from the incursion of illegal mining, but they have spent too many years selling their coffee for nothing.

Despite incredible adversity, the steps this group has taken are revolutionary. Multiple of these growers now have loyal clients and are finally gaining access to the knowledge and support and capital they need to actuate their desires, but there is still a long way to go.

Read Their Story



The P.S. Coffee menu is made possible by grower communities and smallholder farmers in Rwanda, Honduras, Colombia and Guatemala. Through our sourcing sister-company Semilla, we hold long-term and consensus based partnerships with producers that have had zero or limited access to or knowledge of the specialty market.

These skilled and passionate professionals are redefining coffee production within their growing regions that have historically been underserved and overlooked despite being within well-respected coffee producing countries. Through community support networks, access to knowledge and capital and investment into physical and intellectual infastracture, they are transitioning towards autonomy and away from the exploitative model they’ve mostly always known.

These are the people and communities you’ll meet through P.S. — and build connections with as we continue to support and purchase from them year after year.

Meet the P.S. Producer Network


All of the coffee on the P.S. menu is exclusively sourced with Semilla Coffee through the following principles:

Durable Relationships

All of Semilla’s relationships are formed with specific communities in underserved coffee growing regions within well-respected coffee production countries. Semilla identifies producer groups that have zero or limited access to or knowledge of the specialty market and takes on the requisite risk that comes with their transition into becoming specialty coffee producers with dedicated buyers across North America. Semilla’s commitment is to work only within the bounds of these groups, seeking to grow with them in pursuit of purchasing all of their production, year after year.

Best Prices, Defined by Producers

All coffees purchased by Semilla are purchased at the best locally available price. This is determined via communication with and understanding of local market dynamics, and prices are arrived upon via a consensus model in which the coffee growers and Semilla agree democratically on the best prices for all involved.

Traceability and Transparency 

Semilla’s commitment is to work with complete commitment to traceability and transparency along the value chain. This means full transparency of prices paid to the farmer (farmgate) as well as prices paid at port (FOB). Additionally, Semilla offers in depth information and context for each coffee, the producers who grew it, and the condition within which they work with each purchase. 


Semilla exclusively works in the specialty coffee realm, meaning all of the coffees purchase are above the quality levels offered  by conventional commodity or Fair Trade and Organic buyers. Quality is determined in reference to the Specialty Coffee Association and Coffee Quality Institute’s grading standards, with all coffees source for P.S. achieving a minimum of 85 points out of a possible 100. 


We are skeptic of most fair trade/organic/sustainability certifications. They often leave the financial burden on coffee producers who are, and let's be honest, not polluting anywhere near us folks in the Global North are.

Instead of focusing on these certifications, we work towards a value system that uplifts everyone along the coffee supply chain. Through Semilla, our sourcing sister-company, we can connect directly with our coffee producer network to bring to life their ideas that come from, and work for, them towards a more sustainable, equitable value chain.