Decaf Caldas E.A., Colombia
$18.25 – $36.50
**DUE TO LOW DEMAND FROM THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, WE ARE NOT ROASTING DECAF TO ORDER. INSTEAD, WE WILL BE ROASTING IT 3-4 TIMES PER WEEK AND WILL SEND OUT DECAF ORDERS WITH THE FRESHEST BATCH POSSIBLE**
TASTE NOTES FOR DECAF CALDAS E.A., COLOMBIA
sweet spice, malt, caramel, lemon
SOURCING INFO FOR DECAF CALDAS E.A., COLOMBIA
The Caldas region of Colombia is part of the “Triangulo Del Café,” or the Coffee Triangle. Also known as the “Coffee Belt,” this central region is situated on the western side of the Andes Mountains. The majority of Colombian coffee is grown here because of the unique tropical climate, which allows for year-round harvesting with a few peak seasons.
Decaf Caldas is a collection of small lots located throughout Colombia that are decaffeinated before export. Decaffeinating must always take place before roasting to maintain the coffee’s flavor and quality. Removing caffeine from the green coffee before export saves a tremendous amount of time and energy, which equates to improved flavor, lower costs, and fewer emissions.
The process of decaffeination involves placing the green, unroasted coffee in a water bath with a solvent to draw out the caffeine. For this coffee, an affordable and locally made solvent called ethyl acetate is used to remove the caffeine without significantly affecting taste quality. Ethyl acetate is derived from sugarcane as it is being processed for alternative uses, such as sugar, rum, and molasses. Once caffeine has been removed from the water bath, the remaining solution is placed back into a tank with the green coffee mass to be reabsorbed. What remains is a stable, slightly more brownish-green, unroasted coffee ready for export.
Decaf Caldas delivers the rich flavor of sweet spices, caramel, and malt, without the jolt of caffeine. A subtle and pleasant citrus note of lemon brings balance to the cup.
- 1500 MASL
- Washed, Sugarcane EA Decaf
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