Colombia, Risaralda Decaf - 250g
Pitalito, Huila / 1400 - 2000 masl. / Caturra, Castillo / Washed / Sugarcane / SCA - 83.00p
The Risaralda Decaf is a blend of coffees from the regions of Asocafe Tatama Santuario, El Aguila, and Entreverdes. A regional blend created by our partner "Raw Material" means we can maximise the impact for producers across the department of Risaralda, by bringing much larger volumes of their coffee to the specialty market.
Sugar cane decaffeination is often termed as a natural process decaf. Ethyl Acetate is an organically existing compound (C4H8O2) and by-product found most commonly in the fermentation of fruits, and is present in both ripe bananas and beer for example. This process begins with steaming of the coffee, increasing its porosity, beginning the hydrolysis of caffeine
The beans are then submerged in an ethyl acetate solvent, until 97% of the caffeine is removed. A final steam is then used to lift residual traces of the compound.