Great coffee minus caffeine. This one always reminds us of Christmas pudding as it has notes of raisin, sultana and barley wine.
CULTIVAR: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia, Tabi, Typica
PREPARATION: Washed, Ethyl Acetate Decaffeinated
LOCATION: La Plata, Huila
ALTITUDE: 1,200-2,000 masl
Our current decaf offering is from a cooperative in the La Plata Municipality of the Huila Department of Colombia. Unlike the majority of decafs, this lot was specifically selected and decaffeinated at origin. This means more stimulation of the local economy and also a lower carbon footprint than coffees which are shipped across Europe for processing.
It has been decaffeinated using the E.A. method in which green coffee is soaked in ethyl acetate derived naturally from fermented sugarcane. This acts as a solvent to draw out the caffeine from the beans without excessively impairing the flavour. After soaking, the coffee is steamed at low pressure to remove any traces of ethyl acetate which might remain.