Decaffeinated Espresso | Colombia
Stone Fruit & Treacle
Harvest: January 2023
Producer: 50 Smallholder Producers
Region: Pitalito, Huila
Process: Fully Washed & E.A Sugar Cane Sugar Decaffeination
Variety: Caturra, Castillo & Colombia
Altitude: 1,500 – 1750 masl
Stretching from Timana to Palestina, this coffee is grown along an isolated set of mountains within the central Andes. This coffee represents the work of 50 producers in the region who are committed to improving the quality of their crop. Meticulous hand sorting and processing is practiced at each individual farm, with special attention paid to the drying process to ensure consistency, uniformity and a clean cup profile.
Sugarcane E.A. Decaffeination is a natural process that not only maintains fantastic integrity of green coffee flavour, but also allows us to offer a coffee that is grown, processed and decaffeinated all at source. This coffee is processed at the Descafecol plant in Manzales, Colombia where Ethyl Acetate derived from 100% sugarcane and mountain water is used to remove 99.7% of the caffeine present.
With the full decaffeination process happening at origin, this provides a secondary income to the country and has benefits for both the environment and cup quality. Unlike other decaffeinated coffees that are shipped to Mexico, Germany or Canada for processing, this coffee is shipped directly to our European warehouse. By minimising the time spent in transit, we are able to offer a decaf that is better for the environment, fresh and delicious.
Price we paid: €11.99/kg
Farmer/Producer Price: €5.08/kg
Weight Purchased: 280 kgs
Relationship: 4 years
La Serrania is made up of contributions from 5 farmers and 5 lots. Each of the farmers grew, harvested and processed their coffee before delivering it to Caravela as dried parchment. Acting as both exporter and importer, Caravela purchases directly from the farmers with upfront payments and takes care of the quality control, dry milling, warehousing and logistical services of getting the coffee to our roastery.