With warm tones of graham cracker partnered with bright fruity acidity, this is a fantastic option to sip on without the caffeine. On espresso, there are loads of warm baking spices that come through.
Recommended Usage: Filter, Pour Over, Espresso
Additional Info and Transparency
Castillo - Caturra
This Colombian E.A. (ethyl acetate) decaf offering is special in more ways than one: First, they're cupped specifically for their quality and sourced by single-origin, either region or farm. We call them Decaf De Caña because they're custom decaffeinated in Colombia, using a special, natural process that utilizes a solvent of ethyl acetate, which can be derived from fermented sugar. Cafe Imports staff has personally visited the decaffeination plant several times, and they are impressed by the process as well as the quality in the cup! The process works by soaking green coffee in a solution of E.A., which bonds to the salts of chlorogenic acid in the coffee and allows for the removal of caffeine. The coffee is removed from the solvent and steamed at low pressure to remove the E.A. compounds, and the finished product retains its flavor integrity but contains almost no caffeine at all. (The beans will contain a maximum of 0.01–0.03% caffeine.)
This coffee was sourced through La Bodega Coffee, and it was purchased as green coffee at a price point of $5.50 USD/LBS.