This decaf is from Finca Cristalina, a sugar cane E.A. Decaf from the Quindio region. Grown at 1450 MASL elevation. This decaf process uses the indirect solvent method, where the coffee is soaked in near boiling water for several hours. This extracts the caffeine from the beans. The beans are washed in bio-friendly and organic solvent for 10 hours. The solvent selectively bonds to caffeine molecules, which then evaporates out. The beans are then re-soaked in the original slurry to reabsorb their flavor elements and coffee oils.
We then roast this coffee on one of our Diedrich IR-12 drum roasters in small batches, and to order. We take this roaster a tad darker than most of our offerings.
Do not knock it ’till you try it. This decaf is DE-licious. It’s flavor profile is bright and balanced, with notes of stone fruit– think white peach. It is a sweet decaf that doesn’t compromise on flavor.
Process: E.A Decaf