Our current decaf is the decaffeinated version of our house filter Mountain Rescue
- a washed field blend of caturra
grown by 350 smallholder farmers in the hills surrounding El Carmen de Acevedo, and represented by the cooperative Asociación Agropecuaria El Carmen de Acevedo.
In the cup it is clean, sweet and beautifully balanced, with notes of brown sugar, date and plum.
The coffee is sent to Descafecol in Manizales for decaffeination by way of the Natural Sugar Cane EA Process
This process involves placing the coffee in a solution of water and ethyl acetate, a naturally occurring compound derived through the fermentation of sugar cane. Aside from resulting in the tastiest decaf coffee we have tried to date, this process also has the best sustainability credentials in comparison to other decaffeination processes that we are aware of. The carbon footprint is kept to a minimum, with the solvent being derived from the domestic sugar cane industry, and the process occurs within Colombia (as opposed to Europe or North America), which also benefits the domestic economy.