Our decaf offering comes from the Planadas region of Tolima in southern Colombia. It's a group lot, comprised of produce from the 61 families who make up the AGPROCEM Association. It's grown between 1700-2000 meters above sea level, and washed and dried before beginning the decaffeination process.
This coffee was selected as part of Cafe Imports' Origin Select Decafs project, which works to ensure a level of quality and traceability that is highly unusual in decaf coffees. After regular processing, the coffee is decaffeinated using the Ethyl Acetate by-product of sugar fermentation. This process, known as Sugarcane EA, is relatively new, and offers multiple benefits-- by re-purposing what would otherwise be a waste product, fresh water is conserved. And happily it tastes delicious! We taste notes of peach, citrus, almond, cocoa, and fresh baked bread. You'll be surprised a decaf can taste this good!
We taste: rhubarb, cocoa, cashew
process: sugarcane EA
elevation: 1,700-2000 msl.
varieties: caturra, castillo, typica