Producer: Various Smallholders
Origin: Colombian Department of Valle del Cauca, Cauca
Altitude: 1400-1700 metres above sea level
Process: Sugar Cane Decaf
Flavours: Toffee, Brown Sugar & Honey
Cup Score: 85
Where is it from?
This coffee stems from the Colombian Department of Valle del Cauca (Cauca Valley,) located between the western and central ranges of the northwestern Andes. The great mountains surrounding this region are characterized by volcanic soils rich in organic matter, countless water springs, and altitudes and climate that help produce coffee of great quality and incredible mildness.
95% of the coffee in this region comes from small producers who live and work in farms of 5 hectares in size or less. Coffee is handpicked, depulped using traditional machinery and fermented in tanks before being washed and laid out to sun dry.
Once the coffee is sourced, Colsuaves works with Descafecol, to have the beans decaffeinated. Descafecol uses a natural decaffeination process which combines high mountain spring water and Ethyl Acetate (EA) of natural origin. This natural EA, obtained from sugar cane, together with spring water, are the only elements used in the process. This water-EA process allows for the gentle extraction of caffeine from the beans, avoiding excessive heat or pressure, while maintaining their natural structure. The result: Colombian coffee with all its desirable characteristics.
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