Colombia | Decaf - Sugarcane EA | COLOMBIA

£9.14

Hundred

TASTE | Toffee, Chocolate and Peanut Brittle

PROCESS | Washed, EA Decaffeinated

VARIETAL | Castillo, Caturra, Colombia

REGION | Cauca, Caldono

ALTITUDE | 1200–2000 masl

BAG SIZE | 227g

POASTROAST BREW METHOD

Suitable for

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THE STORY

Grown by multiple smallholder producers, this Castillo, Caturra, Colombia EA decaffeinated coffee is processed at source in Colombia. The coffee is fully traceable, working with smallholders to select the best lots for decaffeination. The Sugarcane EA process, also known as naturally decaffeinated, starts by fermenting molasses derived from sugarcane to create ethanol. This alcohol is then mixed with acetic acid to create the compound ethyl acetate.
In Colombia, where sugarcane is readily available, it makes great economic sense to use this plentiful resource to complement the coffee industry. EA is also found in wine, beer, fruit, vegetables and other food and beverages. Processing the coffee for decaffeination at source also reduces its carbon footprint, as the coffee doesn't need to travel to another country to be processed before being routed to the country it is roasted in – another great reason we work exclusively with this process.
The Sugarcane EA process, also known as naturally decaffeinated, starts by fermenting molasses derived from sugarcane to create ethanol. This alcohol is then mixed with acetic acid to create the compound ethyl acetate which is used as one step in the process to wash the beans and dissolve the caffeine.

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