Profile: Citrus, Praline, Maltesers
Producer: Various Smallholder Producers
Process: Washed, Ethyl Acetate Decaffeinated
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Region: Huila, Colombia
Importer: Cafe Imports
Year after year we have always gone to the same origin and process for decaf. Why? You can barely tell it’s decaffeinated! This decaf demonstrates the hard work of producers and importers to bring high-quality decaf coffees to the market; coffees are cupped and selected at origin based on their quality and suitability to undergo the Ethyl Acetate (EA) process.
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.)
This decaf lot was sourced by Cafe Imports.
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