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Decaf Colombia La Serrania
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Decaf Colombia La Serrania

La Serranía Decaf is grown on an isolated set of mountains within the central cordillera of the Andes. This coffee represents the work of more than 50 producers who are committed to quality and excellence. La Serrania is carefully hand-sorted and processed at each individual farm, with special attention paid to the drying process to ensure consistency and uniformity. By using a Natural EA decaffeination process, this coffee bypasses the usual chemical-based processed and instead uses water and sugar cane. The result is a clean, sophisticated decaf that has comfort in mind.


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Modern
Origin:
Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Process:
Washed & EA Decaffeinated
Elevation:
1750 Meters
Cup:
Caramel, Red Apple, Vanilla, Cream
Origin:
Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Process:
Washed & EA Decaffeinated
Elevation:
1750 Meters
Cup:
Caramel, Red Apple, Vanilla, Cream

Story

La Serranía Decaf is grown along an isolated set of mountains within the central cordillera of the Andes that go through Pitalito, Acevedo, Palestina, Timaná, and Suaza. This coffee represents the work of more than 50 producers who are committed to quality and excellence. La Serrania is carefully hand-sorted and processed at each individual farm, with special attention paid to the drying process to ensure consistency, uniformity, and a clean cup profile.
La Serranía Decaf is a Natural EA Decaf Coffee, processed at the Descafecol plant in Manizales. The decaffeination process at this plant uses ethyl acetate derived 100% from sugar cane mixed with mountain water, together removing 99.7% of the caffeine present. The beauty of the Natural EA process is that it helps preserve most of the original flavors of the coffee while adding fruity notes and some complexity to the cup. With notes of vanilla, berries, banana and watermelon. It has a soft acidity and a long aftertaste, it's definitely not your regular decaf!

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.

Green Cost

The price listed below is the price we paid EXW to Caravela Coffee. This Decaf was a spot offer we purchased from Caravela after they offered us a sample of this arrived coffee.

$4.35

Transportation

The price listed below is the cost we incurred while transporting the palletized coffee from New Jersey to our roastery in Arkansas. All import and export fees are unknown and included in the green cost.

$0.24

Production Cost

$4.85

Fair Trade Min.

$1.60

C Market

$1.54

Cup Score

86

Lot Size

700kg

Transparency Grade

C

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.

$9.44
$4.35
$0.24
$4.85
$1.60
$1.54
86
700kg
C

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 snopshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$4.35
$0.24
$4.85
$9.44
$1.60
$1.54
86
700kg
C

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