Cartwheel - Legoman [DECAF]
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Juan Carlos Lopez's Monte Tamana farm in the Risaralda region of Colombia
Washed and E.A. Decaffeinated
Notes of Dried Fruits, Citrus and Maltesers
Year after year we have always gone to the same process for decaf. Why? You can barely tell it’s decaffeinated! This decaf is from a single producer, Juan Carlos Lopez; something we've not seen before for a decaf lot. Juan runs his farm Montes Tamana at the incredibly high altitude of 2000masl in the Risaralda area of western Colombia.
The process works by soaking green coffee in a solution of E.A., which bonds to the salts of chlorogenic acid in the coffee and allows for the removal of caffeine. The coffee is removed from the solvent and steamed at low pressure to remove the E.A. compounds, and the finished product retains its flavor integrity but contains almost no caffeine at all.
Sourced through Osito Coffee, who were introduced to Juan and were immediately impressed with his uniformity across larger lots. This lot was decaffeinated locally to Juan's farm.