Sweet and creamy like a strawberry milkshake with a density that excels as an espresso but also offers a clean profile for delicious brewed filter coffee.
Producers: Cooperativa de Caficultores del Quindío
Places: Quindío, Colombia
Process & Varieties: Fully Washed Colombia, Caturra, Tabi, Bourbon
Many roasters treat decaf as an afterthought but we are proud every year to offer sweet and dynamic decaffeinated coffees from Colombia. Impeccably clean and vibrant flavors are expressed through a traditional washed process from select farms displaying fruit forward characteristics that pair well with our preferred decaffeination method; ethyl acetate, derived from organic sugar cane and blackberries.
This is a blend of coffees from the pioneering producers working with our sourcing partners at Azahar in Quindío Region in Colombia, the site of their central quality control office in Armenia. The particular regions of this lot, Calarca, Cordoba, Genova, and Pijao are served by the Cooperativa de Caficultores del Quindío providing quality control support and marketing. In this case connecting the producers to Azahar and to Saint Frank. The decaffeination process removes caffeine with a solvent called ethyl acetate derived from local sugar cane, blackberries, and beets. Of all the methods of decaffeination, we love this method for its ability to retain flavors or terroir and natural sweetness through local and natural processes.
We recommend 1 part ground coffee to 16 parts filtered water (1:16) Pour Over: 20g coffee med-fine | 320g water off boil | 3:00 min duration
Bona Vita Recipes:
4 Cups: 44.5g coffee (7 tbsp.) med-course grind (15/40 Encore) | 4 cups water
6 Cups: 66g coffee (10 tbsp.) med-course grind (17/40 Encore) | 6 cups water
8 Cups: 89g coffee (14 tbsp.) med-course grind (18/40 Encore) | 8 cups water
*1 cup = 5oz