A lovely ethyl acetate processed decaf from Colombia
Tastes like: Citrus, Tropical, Caramel
About Staycation Decaf
Decaf is often viewed as caffeinated coffee’s slightly worse relative that’s really just there for those days that you need a seventh cup of coffee, but you don’t want your heart to actually burst out of your chest.
Our decaf is here to change that tale. It begins as a delightful handful of crops of green coffee from a small group of producers in Colombia. It is submerged in a solution of Ethyl Acetate and then soaked. Ethyl Acetate is made up of ethanol [alcohol naturally derived from sugar cane] and acetic acid [white vinegar] and is able to adhere to the caffeine molecules in green coffee and extract them from the bean.
The green coffee is then washed and shipped to Nashville where we roast it into tropical, caramel-y sweet glory. The Ethyl Acetate process not only naturally removes a majority of the caffeine from the green coffee, it enhances the sweet fruit qualities already present in the beans. This produced a finished product so delicious, some of us drink it all day.
Learn more about the Ethyl Acetate process of decaffeination through fun illustrations here.
REGION: Huila, Colombia
FARM/MILL: Multiple Contributing Farms
VARIETAL: Colombia, Castillo, Caturra, Tabi
ALTITUDE: 1,450 -1,750 Meters
PRODUCER: Multiple Landholding Producers
PROCESS: Fully Washed, Ethyl Acetate Decaffeinated
Brew this decaf any way you like it. It’s great for espresso, french press, or filter brewing.
For a 12 ounce cup in any brewing method - 15:1 ratio [e.g. 27g coffee : 405g water]
For espresso - 1:2.3 ratio [e.g. 18g dose of coffee : 42g yield]