🍮 Decaf 🍮
Our wonderfully smooth house espresso, made decaf!
Tastes like: Golden Syrup, Cacao Nibs & Raisins
Grown by: 65 small farm holders
Region: Popayán, Cauca, Colombia
Process: Washed and sugar cane decaffeination
Varietal: Variedad Colombia, Castillo
Sourced through: Cofinet
Popayán is located in the department of Cauca at 1.700 m.a.s.l.
The regions topography is perfect to grow exceptional coffee!
The so-called Meseta de Popayan is sheltered by the Andes
mountain range which helps generate homogeneous climatic
and altitudinal characteristics. The result is a balanced cup
profile with deep chocolatey, syrupy notes.
Cofinet collaborate with approximately 65 growers who contribute to
this program and with whom they build long-term relationships.
This also encourages farmers to focus on quality and
based on quality assessment, Cofinet provide up to 20% premiums
above the market price.
Process: After the first washed process, the milled coffee is delivered to DesCafecol in Manizales where they use the sugar cane process to decaffeinate the coffee.
Ethyl acetate is a natural by product created in the production of sugar cane refining. The green beans are put into a steam chamber where the silver skin is removed from the bean. After this, the beans are submerged in spring water and as soon the coffee is saturated with water it is sent to the extractors where the beans have direct contact with sugar cane ethyl acetate for 8 hours which dissolves the caffeine content. Then the decaffeinated coffee is dried in a chamber to reach the same moisture content that it had prior to the process.
The ethyl acetate cane be re-used a number of times before it is sent on for refinement and the caffeine is then dried and sold to other industries such as pharmaceuticals and energy drinks manufacturers!