A sweet and delicious coffee with melon, cocoa and citrus flavours gently decaffeinated using the natural sugarcane process.
Farm: Various Smallholder farmers
Variety: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
Altitude: 1200-2100 metres above sea level
Processing method: Natural Sugarcane/Ethyl Acetate process
Our Colombian Sugarcane decaf offering is special in more ways than one: First, it’s been cupped specifically for its quality and sourced by single-origin, either region or farm. We call it Sugarcane Decaf because it’s custom decaffeinated in Colombia, using a special, natural process that utilizes ethyl acetate (E.A.) derived from fermented sugar cane.
The process works by soaking steamed green coffee beans in a solution of E.A, a naturally occurring compound derived from fermented sugarcane, which bonds to the salts of chlorogenic acid in the coffee and allows for the removal of caffeine. The coffee is removed from the solution and steamed again at low pressure to remove any traces of E.A. inside the beans, and the finished product retains its flavor integrity but contains almost no caffeine at all. (The beans will contain a maximum of 0.01–0.03% caffeine.)