Redbank Coffee Decaff Colombia - 250g
Tasting Notes - Cocoa // Brown Sugar // Blueberry
Our current decaf is grown in the hills surrounding Herrera by the 58 members of the Association of Specialty Coffee Growers of Alto Saldana. The coffee is washed and sun-dried on each farm (average 4.5 hectares), before being sent to Descafecol in Manizales for decaffeination by way of the Natural Sugar Cane EA Process.
This process involves placing the coffee in a solution of water and ethyl acetate, a naturally occurring compound derived through the fermentation of sugar cane. Aside from resulting in the tastiest decaf coffee we have tried to date, this process also has the best sustainability credentials in comparison to other decaffeination processes that we are aware of. The carbon footprint is kept to a minimum, with the solvent being derived from the domestic sugar cane industry, and the process occurs within Colombia (as opposed to Europe or North America), which also benefits the domestic economy.
In the cup the coffee is clean and sweet with notes of cocoa, brown sugar and blueberry.