Colombia Buesaco EA Decaf
Notes of cinnamon pinwheel cookie, dried apple, chocolate-banana
It's challenging to peg this coffee as decaf. Caramel in flavor and aroma, cinnamon pinwheel cookie, dried apple, chocolate-banana hint, and moderate acidity level for decaf.
This decaf was sourced from small producers near Buesaco town, in Colombia's Nariño Department. We chose the coffees specifically for decaffeination, based on the cup profiles having some mild fruit characteristics and pronounced acidity. In our experience, those types of cup attributes will withstand some of the gentler decaffeination methods, such as this ethyl acetate ("EA"). The coffee was decaffeinated by Descafecol, in Tolima, who use sugar cane as one of their main sources for the naturally occurring chemical needed for the process (hence the nickname "sugar cane decaf", which is likely only one of the sources of EA).