We believe that one of the hallmarks of a great decaf is that, when you’re drinking it, you don’t know it decaf. And this decaf, from Colombia, certainly fits the bill. It has a medium-bright acidity with flavors of dried cherry, caramel, hazelnut and nougat. Just a pleasantly sweet coffee. It was decaffeinated using the sugarcane process, which uses ethyl acetate — an organic compound found in sugar cane — to remove 97% of the caffeine from coffee bean. (You can read more about that here.)
One interesting note about this process: Unlike other decaffeination methods — like Swiss Water and Mountain Water — the sugarcane process happens at the coffee source in Colombia, rather than at a facility in another part of the world.
- Country: Colombia
- Region: Valle del Cauca
- Farm: Various farmers
- Varietal(s): Castillo, Caturra
- Process: Washed and Sugarcane Decaffeinated
- Importer: Genuine Origin