Region: Popayan Cauca
Elevation: 1500 - 2070 masl
Process: EA Sugar Cane Decaf
Roast Level: Dark
Tasting Notes: Dried Mandarins, Sugarcane, Oaky
This coffee is produced by selected farms in the Popayan Region. The coffee is milled in Popayan and transported to Caldas to be decaffeinated.
The decaffeination process for this coffee is unique. The caffeine is extracted from the coffee using a natural by-product of sugar cane and water. This process avoids excessive temperatures seen in other decaffeination processes and leaves a coffee with enhanced sweetness which roasts and tastes much more like original, caffeinated coffee.
The big advantage of this process, outside of the flavour profile, is that it was developed and is completed in Colombia. This allows for the verticalization of the supply chain without the extra costs and food miles of shipping the coffee to decaffeination plants in Mexico, Canada or Germany and the profits stay within the country of origin.
We've tasted the coffee and it is remarkably mind-blowing to have a decaf coffee tasting this sweet, balanced and clean.
*We have to add that due to the processing, the outlook of the beans is slightly oily but fear not! The tasting notes are perfectly fine and tasty!
Method: Filter V60 Handbrew method
Yield: 30g for 30 seconds,
Total yield: 280g
Time: 2 minutes (adjust grind size accordingly)
Water Temperature: 93 degrees