Notes: toffee, almond, lemon & orange flavors
Sugar cane ethyl acetate (E.A.) processing, also commonly referred to as natural decaffeinated, starts by fermenting molasses derived from sugar cane to create ethanol. This alcohol is then mixed with acetic acid, to create the compound ethyl acetate.
In Colombia, where sugar cane is readily available, it makes great economic sense to use this plentiful resource to complement the coffee industry. E.A. is also found in wine, beer, fruit, vegetables, and other food and beverage.
When the coffee is received it is first submitted to a condition of water and steam. This elevates the moisture contained and swells the bean in order to facilitate the extraction of caffeine. It is at this point, that the bean experiences an E.A. wash, which dissolves the caffeine. The beans are then cleaned with water, followed by steam, to clean the inner most portions of the bean. Finally, the beans are dried until reaching the moisture similar to which they had prior to the process.
This method avoids excessive heat or pressure, which can radically disrupt a green bean's cellular structure. One downside of this process, is that since the pores of the seed are opened up through steaming, the coffee does tend to age more quickly (both as roasted and green) than our regular offerings. You may even see the occasional "sweat" on the roasted bean within several days of roast. In non-decaffeinated coffee, this typically occurs many more days after roast.
Sources: Sweet Maria's, Cafe Imports, and Ceremony Coffee.
INCREDIBLE COFFEE, SHIPPED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR
First, we bring in high-quality, boutique coffees. Next, we dial in the exact roast for each specific lot of coffee, pulling out the beautiful flavors of each coffee the way they are supposed to be enjoyed.
We micro-roast in-house every week and ship to your door.
It's Simple: You choose the roast type (Light to Medium or Medium to Dark), how often you'd like coffee and how much you'd like, we send you freshly roasted coffee for your cup.
A fully washed bean from the Cajamarca, this coffee is from one of the highest-quality cupping lot regions in all of Peru.
Notes: sweet with citric acidity and a smooth mouthfeel; chocolate, melon and almond flavor with an herbal aftertaste
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Elevation: 1,200 to 2,200 meters above sea level
Processing: Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Notes: cherry, cocoa, clean, sweet, brisk, juicy, balanced
Farm: Various small farms through
Varietal: Castillo (60%), Colombia (20%), Caturra (20%)
Processing: Washed Process (Fermented for between 14-48 hours and sun dried or dried in guardiolas)
Altitude: 1,500 to 1,700 metres above sea level
Owner: Various small holder farmers
Town / City: Santuario