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: Ethyl Acetate
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 a solvent of ethyl acetate (E.A.) derived from fermented sugar cane.
The process works by soaking green coffee in a solution of E.A., which bonds to the salts of chlorogenic acid in the coffee and allows for the removal of caffeine. The coffee is removed from the solvent and steamed at low pressure to remove the E.A. compounds, 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.)