Obadiah - Colombia DECAF [roasted 13/07]
Regional smallholders in the Popyan region of Colombia
Castillo & Variedad
Washed & E.A. Decaffeinated
1500 - 2070 masl
Notes of Maple Syrup, Fig and Cocoa
This coffee is produced by selected farms in the Popayan region. The coffee is milled in Popayan and transported to Caldas to be decaffeinated. The decaffeination process for this coffee is unique, caffeine is extracted from the coffee using a natural by-product of sugar can and water - EA. This process avoids excessive temperatures seen in other decaffeination processes and leaves a coffee with enhanced sweetness which roasts and tastes much more like the original, caffeinated coffee.
The big advantage of this process, outside of the flavour profile, is that it was developed and is completed in Colombia. This allows for progression through the supply chain without the extra costs and miles of shipping the coffee to decaffeination plants in Mexico, Canada or Germany and the profits stay within the country of origin.