- No Caffeine!
Decaf Method: Sugar Cane Ethyl Acetate
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Importer: Cafe Imports
Rob Says: Our Origin Select Decaf offering is a single-origin blends, which combines similar lots from neighbour specialty coffee farmers. For years we bought La Serrania Decaf from the Huila region. For the 2018/19 Winter months we switch to an even sweeter one from Cauca.
But the most asked question always is: HOW DO THEY DECAFFEINATE THE BEANS?
This EA (ethyl acetate) process works by soaking green coffee in a bath of water and ethyl acetate, which is naturally derived from fermented sugar, among other natural sources. The solvent bonds to the salts of chlorogenic acid within the coffee, which allows for the extraction of caffeine. The coffee is removed from its bath and steamed at low pressure to ensure no traces of E.A. are left, and the finished product is almost entirely free of any but the most trivial (0.1–0.3%) caffeine content.
Our Colombian E.A. decafs are bought with the same parameters as when we buy other Specialty Coffees!
THIS COFFEE SHOULD BE ON OUR SHELF BY THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER 2018