Methodical at The Commons
147 Welborn St
Greenville SC 29601
207 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville SC 29609
999 Geer Highway
Travelers Rest SC 29690
Ships Monday through Thursday.
Citrus, Brown Sugar, Chocolate
Washed Process, Decaffeination by Ethyl Acetate (EA)
Castillo, Caturra, Variedad Colombia
Alto del Obispo, San Agustin, Huila
This coffee may lack caffeine, but it’s bright and fruity with citrusy flavor notes that are balanced by a deep, rich sweetness.
Sunset, previously known as Colombia EA Decaf, is processed using the E.A. method, a natural process which maintains the coffee's integrity during decaffeination. The E.A. process includes soaking the unroasted coffee in a solution of water and Ethyl Acetate (E.A.). Ethyl Acetate may sound a bit scary, but it’s quite natural. Its creation begins with sugar cane that is turned into molasses. The molasses is then fermented to create ethanol and processed with acetic acid to create the Ethyl Acetate that will be used in the extraction of caffeine. Ethyl Acetate is used in food pretty extensively and is known for bringing a fruity flavor to: hard candy, chewing gum, ice cream, and other products. It can also be naturally occurring in fruits (pineapple, berries, apples, and pears), and is a key to the flavor of rum. The unroasted, green coffee is soaked in the E.A. solution which bonds to the caffeine, extracting it out of the bean. Once all the caffeine is removed, the bean is steamed to remove residual E.A., and voila! You’ve got decaf, baby!
This particular coffee is grown in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia which is an iconic coffee growing region responsible for producing numerous top placers for The Cup of Excellence Auction. Coffee production and farming in San Agustín is predominantly done by smallholder producers. The average farm size is between 3-6 hectares, and are widely family owned and managed. Each of the farms are responsible for their own production and initial stages of milling. The beans are carefully selected to meet the San Agustín quality standards. Only those who meet the cup profile standards are then milled, electronically sorted through optical sorters and prepared for the decaffeination process.
We’ve selected this coffee as one of our decaf options because of its meticulous cultivation and decaffeination. We’ve roasted it to bring out its best qualities and to suit a great many taste buds. What we offer you is a coffee with contemporary flavors, but with a deep and surprising complexity.
We roast to order and ship Monday-Thursday. Orders are usually fulfilled the production day after they are placed (for example, orders placed on Monday will ship on Tuesday). Orders placed Thursday-Sunday will be fulfilled and shipped on Monday.
By you? Yes. By us, sadly, no. Currently, we can only ship whole-bean coffee.
Freshness is critical to fully enjoying coffee. We roast to order to ensure your coffee is at peak freshness when it arrives. Sometimes our shipping partners experience delays due to weather, heightened demand, technical issues, pandemics, or aliens. All of which is out of our hands, except the aliens, but that's not for here.
If your package is delayed, let us know and we'll track it down and escalate its delivery. If it's delayed more than 2 weeks past the shipment date, and your order includes coffee, we'll either refund your money or ship you fresh coffee at no cost.
We roast our coffee and select our teas to express the life it lived and to honor the skilled people who cultivate it. We’re passionate about sourcing, creating, and discovering products to elevate everyday life while strengthening connections and community.