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Decaf Colombia Inzá San Antonio

Rest easy with this washed decaffeinated coffee from Cauca, Inzá. We’ve intentionally sourced this coffee for the purpose of decaffeination, selecting this regional lot from San Antonio for it’s structured sweetness of red apple and raw sugar, with a balanced acidity reminiscent of pear.


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Level: Dark  |  Agtron # 59


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Elevation:
1700 Meters
Cup:
Red Apple, Raw Sugar, Pear, Maple
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Washed & EA Decaffeinated
Elevation:
1700 Meters
Cup:
Red Apple, Raw Sugar, Pear, Maple

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There are a few signals that the season is changing here at the roastery in Arkansas. First, the leaves begin to change, and a slight chill in the air will creep in each morning. Just as significant, if you’re a roaster or green buyer, is the arrival of micro-lots from the harvest in Inzá, truly marking the beginning of the autumn/ winter season. In keeping with the markers of time, we have worked into a rhythm with our friends at Pergamino. Each July we fly to Medellin to visit a few farms and cup through micro-lots at the newly renovated Pergamino lab. Throughout the harvest the team there flags coffees that we have existing relationships with, or new coffees that align with our sourcing values and quality standards. This is truly the backbone of much of what we do at Onyx, as we build lots that will make up most of our Monarch blend, as well as Southern Weather and Geometry. This season, we partnered with the team there to raise the level of our decaf offering by sourcing and building a regional blend, consisting of micro-lots from San Antonio, Inzá. This is not a new coffee for us by a long stretch; we have been buying coffee from this region for almost a decade. The new partnership is the intentional sourcing in order to create a high-quality decaf offering from a direct partnership. Once we put together several micro-lots at the dry mill to build this regional lot, we sent it off to the EA Decaffeination facility so it could be decaffeinated and returned. Read more on that process below.

EA DECAFFEINATION
Sugar cane ethyl acetate or commonly known as EA decaf is a natural process of decaffeinating coffee. It is usually found in Colombia where sugar cane is readily available and starts with making molasses from sugar cane. Once created, it sits in vats to ferment. The bacteria produce acetic acid, much like fermenting coffee, and at the peak of fermentation, alcohol is added to make something called ethyl acetate.

For it to be applied to coffee first, the green coffee is steamed in tanks to elevate the moisture level — the beans swell, which allows the extraction of caffeine. Ethyl acetate is added to the mixture, and it dissolves the caffeine in the coffee. The coffee is then washed with water and laid to dry. In theory, the coffee should reach the same moisture content as it arrived in, which is somewhere between 11-12%. The most important part of EA coffee, and why it tastes so sweet, is it avoids high pressure and high heat, which degrades coffee quickly. This allows the natural terroir flavors to come through, making it a sweet and bright decaf.

Filter Brew Guide

Equipment: Kalita Wave & Kalita Wave 185

Coffee: 25g

Water: 400g @ 206°F

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BREW

0:00 - Bloom - 50g
0:30 - Spiral pour - 160g
0:45 - Spiral pour - 220g
1:05 - Spiral pour - 280g
1:30 - Spiral pour - 340g
2:00 - Spiral pour - 400g
Drain 4:20

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Green Cost

The subject of paying for green coffee is inherently complicated. While the amount paid is very important, the payment terms and type of contract negotiated during the purchase are also paramount. Paying $5/lb of coffee can be a great price, but could be detrimental to a producer if the payment terms exceed that of their needs. Here we will dive into not only what was paid for the coffee, but how the coffee was purchased. There is a glossary of terms to be found below which will aid in your understanding of industry terms.

Farm Gate - This reflects what is paid to the producer of the coffee at the farm level. Oftentimes in terms of our relationship coffees, FOB is fairly close to the farm gate price, except for countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, when it is very difficult to trace back all the way to the producer.

FOB - Free on Board. This means that the seller is responsible for any overland fees that happen before the coffee is on board the ship. This is our most frequently listed green cost, as it is the most simple way to present what we pay a seller, but it does not reflect what the person growing the coffee was paid.

EXW- This most often reflects the 'spot' price that we paid for a coffee. All of the cost is paid by the importer, and more often than not the FOB price as well as the transport costs are unknown.

$3.52

Transportation

The price listed below is the cost we incurred for trucking the palletized coffee from NJ to our roastery in Arkansas.

$0.06

Production Cost

$5.45

Fair Trade Min.

$1.80

C Market

$1.59

Cup Score

86.2

Lot Size

Transparency Grade

B

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$9.03
$3.52
$0.06
$5.45
$1.80
$1.59
86.2
B

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$3.52
$0.06
$5.45
$9.03
$1.80
$1.59
86.2
B
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