Decaf that doesn't taste like decaf
Don't scoff at your friend who orders decaf- you'd be surprised at the richness of flavour achieved through this decaffeination method.
With thanks to export partner Caravela Coffee Australia Pacific for the information below.
A blend of coffee from small producers in Pitalito, Huila, it was decaffeinated in Colombia using ethylacetate, a by-product derived from fermented sugar cane, also grown in Colombia. Ethylacetate is an ester that occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables such as bananas, apples and coffee. The result is an incredibly fresh, clean and sweet, naturally decaffeinated coffee.
Typical processes for decaffeination occurred in Canada or Germany, thus enchaining the time from processing to your cup.
The growers are small-scale coffee farmers, whose farms range from 1 to 15 hectares at altitudes ranging between 1,500-1,750masl. They process their coffee in their small beneficios, and dry it in covered patios until the coffee reaches the optimal moisture level. The total production of the Co-op is around 1570 bags per year- where the Colombian standard is 70kg.
Roasted weekly here in Hong Kong, we reckon our coffee is tasting best within one month of the roast date, although two months is still good. Refer to the "Roasted On Date" on the bottom of the bag. Therefore we'd suggest you purchase smaller amounts, more regularly. Oh, and don't put your coffee in the freezer...an air-tight container in the cupboard is what you need.
For the best tasting coffee, pick the right roast for your brew method.
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