Mild, sweet, soft and citric with graham cracker and floral flavors.
Process: Ethyl Acetate
Varietal(s): Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
Altitude: 1200-2100 masl
Importer: Café Imports
This offering is custom decaffeinated in Colombia using a special, natural process that utilizes the solvent ethyl acetate, which can be derived from fermented sugar. 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.)