This coffee was sourced from our friends from Cofinet. Popayán is located in the department of Cauca at 1.700 m.a.s.l. The region’s topography is perfect to grow exceptional coffee! The so-called Meseta de Popayan is sheltered by the Andes mountain range which helps generate homogeneous climatic and altitudinal characteristics. The result is a balanced cup profile with floral and caramel notes.
- Origin: Colombia
- Terroir: Cauca, 1500 – 2070 m
- Varietal: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia, Typica, Catimor
- Processing: Washed
- Drying: Sundried on raised beds
- Aroma: Milk chocolate, citrus, caramel
- Flavour: Panela and syrupy mouthfeel
Here is a bit on how Decaf Sugarcane EA is made. Green coffee is being steamed in a low-pressure environment. This process opens the pores of the coffee, allowing for easier caffeine extraction. Coffee is placedin a solution of water and Ethyl Acetate (E.A.), a naturally occuring compound and solvent derived through the fermentation of sugarcane. Beans are submerged in the solvent, which naturally bonds to the salts of chlorogenic acids within the coffee, allowing the extraction of caffeine. With time the beans get saturated and the solution hasto be changed. This manipulation is done several times. When the process is finished the beans are steammed again to remove all traces of EA, dried, get prepared for transportation and roasting.
· Origin: Colombia, Caldas
· Processing: Washed
· Decaffeination process: Sugarcane EA
· Aroma: Cinnamon
· Flavour: Gingerbread Cookies, Sweet Lemon