Decaf gets kind of a bad rap. We want to change that. The decaf we’ve selected 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.) to bond to the caffeine, extracting it out of the bean. Once all the caffeine is out, the bean is steamed to remove residual E.A., and voila! You’ve got decaf, baby! Once it gets to us, it’s roasted to bring out the best, and to suit a great many taste buds. We’ve created a coffee with classic flavors, but with a deep and surprising complexity.
Where is it from?
The Decaf on our menu comes from Colombia, in the Cauca region and is grown by various smallholder farms. These coffees are assessed and selected specifically for decaffeination by our importing partner, Cafe Imports, before the coffee even goes to export. This step allows the conservation of quality throughout the process, and is an important part of the “intentional and responsible” sourcing methods of their offerings.
This is my go-to decaf for afternoon espresso or when I want a filter coffee that doesn't kick as hard on the caffeine scale. This coffee is sweet and balanced, perfect with or without milk!
robust, smooth flavor, love the smell of the grind - and people, it’s all about the grind - no need to add anything... grind, pack, draw and your favorite type of milk.. done!
LOVE this coffee. This region has produced some of my favorite cups of coffee, and this bean is no exception. Delicious fruity, rich texture, and incredibly smooth!