Colombia Excelso (DECAF)
A medium-bodied coffee with notes of dried fruit sugars, milk chocolate and berries, this coffee is grown at 1,750 meters in Cundinamarca, located in the middle of Colombia's coffee-growing regions.
Once the coffee is picked and processed, it's decaffeinated by soaking it in a mix of water and ethyl acetate, an organic compound derived through the fermentation of sugarcane. The ethyl acetate allows for the extraction of caffeine from the coffee, and 97 percent is removed. No chemicals are used.
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: Cundinamarca
- Farm: Various farmers
- Varietal(s): Castillo 95%, Caturra 3%, Colombia 2%
- Process: Washed and Sugarcane Decaffeinated
- Importer: Genuine Origin
All Connect Roasters coffees are packaged in a heat-sealed, foil-lined bag equipped with a one-way degassing valve and zip-lock top, all of which help keep coffee fresher longer.