Thank you for buying our decaf roast,
from Colombia speciality beans
Below we've provided some information about where these beans come from, and how to get the most out of them.
How to brew these beans
Our roast profile for this coffee is versatile -for espresso and filter methods (Omni-roast). Roasted as an espresso you can brew it around 35sec to avoid under-extraction or on the other hand extracting too much may become astringent and too bitter. A great espresso extraction will bring up notes of cocoa and dried fruits. This level of roast will also highlight the nice characteristics in that morning filter. Enjoy it!
About the farm
Our Tumbaga Sugarcane decaf takes decaf coffee to the next level using high quality coffees sourced through one of our green coffee supplier’s integrated supply chains- Sucafina.
Thanks to Colombia’s incredible climatic diversity they are able to offer a consistent Tumbaga profile all year round. Our whole-harvest, sustainable supply chains mean that you can expect that consistency, all while supporting producer resilience. Sourcing follows harvest times and will generally be sourced from Tolima or Cauca during the summer months and Antioquia or the regions in Eje Cafetero in the winter ones.
Sugarcane decaffeination utilizes a naturally occurring compound, ethyl acetate (EA) to decaffeinate coffee. The EA process is relatively simple. The coffee beans are moistened with water and EA is circulated throughout. The EA binds with the caffeine in the bean and extracts the caffeine while leaving most of the other flavor compounds. After the desired caffeine level is reached, the EA residue on the beans is removed by steaming them.
Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee in the world after Brazil and Vietnam – though holds the crown for being the largest producer of washed Arabica.
Colombia has three secondary mountain ranges (cordilleras) that run towards the Andes and it is amongst these ranges that the majority of coffee is grown. The hilly terrain provides a wide variety of micro-climates, meaning that harvesting can take place throughout the year as coffee from different farms will ripen at varying times.
Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world. Second only to Brazil, Colombia is one of only 17 countries in the world classified as “megadiverse”. One out of every 10 species can be found in Colombia. 1/10th of all species on EARTH!
Colombia is the number one happiest country in the world. In 2013 and 2014 Colombia claimed the “#1 Happiest Country in the World” title according to the surveying of the Barometer of Happiness and Hope Foundation.