Sugarcane Decaf

Thanks to its wide range of locations, climates and altitudes Colombia can meet demand for coffee throughout the whole year. The Sugarcane decaffeination process magnifies sweetness and acidity, producing an excellent decaffeinated coffee. 

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Coffee Grade:
Sugarcane Decaf
Castillo, Caturra, Various
Fully washed
1,400 to 1,900 meters above sea level
Farm Size:
3-4.5 hectares on average
Bag Size:
Harvest Months:
Year-round, depending on the region

Sugarcane Decaf Process

Sugarcane decaffeination utilizes a naturally occurring compound, ethyl acetate (EA) to decaffeinate coffee. The EA process is relatively simple. The coffee beans are moistened with water and EA is circulated throughout. The EA binds with the caffeine in the bean and extracts the caffeine while leaving most of the other flavor compounds. After the desired caffeine level is reached, the EA residue on the beans is removed by steaming them. 

Coffee in Colombia

Colombia has been producing and exporting coffee renowned for their full body, bright acidity and rich aftertaste, since the early 19th century.

Colombia boasts a wide range of climates and geographic conditions that, in turn, produce their own unique flavors in coffee. This also means that harvest times can vary quite a bit. In fact, between all its different regions, Colombia produces fresh crop nearly all year round.

The increasing focus on the specialty industry is changing the way traders and farmers do business. It is becoming more common for farmers to isolate the highest quality beans in their lots to market separately. These higher-quality lots are often sold under specific brands or stories.

Besides its wide variety of cup profiles, Colombia has quickly expanded its certification options over the past 10 years. The most common certifications available are Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and Organic.

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