E.A. Decaf Colombia - Huila
MELLOW, CITRUS, TOFFEE, VANILLA
Process method: Ethyl Acetate Decaf
Farm/Producer: Various smallholder farmers
Elevation: 1200–2100 masl
Variety: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
Our coffee is packaged whole bean by default.
Please indicate in the notes during checkout if you need your coffee ground, and what brewing method you'd like it ground for.
Our Colombian E.A. (ethyl acetate) decaf offerings are special in more ways than one: First, they're cupped specifically for their quality and sourced by single-origin, either region or farm. We call them Decaf De Caña because they're custom decaffeinated in Colombia, using a special, natural process that utilizes a solvent of ethyl acetate, which can be derived from fermented sugar. Cafe Imports staff has personally visited the decaffeination plant several times, and we are impressed by the process as well as the quality in the cup!
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.)