About This Coffee
Located in one of the primary conservation areas of the country, farmers in the Valle del Cauca are keenly aware of the importance of sustainable farming practices. With the entire coffee industry at risk due to global warming, we're all about any practices that preserve our naturals resources and climate.
This coffee was decaffeinated at the source using ethyl acetate - an organic compound derived from sugar cane - to remove 97% of the caffeine from the beans. With sugarcane being readily available, it makes great economic sense to use this bountiful resource to complement the Colombian coffee industry. It's also coffee friendly with the beans being subjected to lower temperatures and pressure relative to other decaffeination methods. That being said, the method can cause some "sweating" after roasting as it causes the pores of the seed to be opened. So, if you're beans look like they've been spending a lot of time at the gym after a few days, don't panic, it's normal.
While there are always sacrifices in flavor with decaffeinated coffee, the subtle sweetness that the EA sugarcane method adds complements the classic nutty, nougaty flavors found in this coffee. It's a round, balanced cup with few surprises, making it an eminently drinkable cup for your everyday decaf needs.