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Colombia Suarez Project DECAF
Green Coffee Beans

Size:
500g
1kg
Grind:

These are raw, unroasted coffee beans suitable for home roasting.
Our best selling single origin and our flagship sustainability project now as Decaf green beans!!

NOTE: We aim to despatch all orders placed before 8am the very same day. Orders received on Fridays after 8am will be despatched the following Monday.

Product Information

  • Tasting Notes
  • Farm Info
  • Recipes

Process

Sugarcane Decaf

Sugarcane Decaf - This process happens at Descafecol based in Manizales, Colombia.
Natural Ethyl Acetate is derived from sugarcane (by pressing the cane and fermenting the juice) which when combined with fresh spring water strips caffeine from the coffee.
The method used to decaffeinate with Ethyl Acetate is a chemical-free process in which no additional substances come in contact with the coffee.
The delicate process of decaffeinating begins at the pre-treatment step by steaming the green coffee beans with low pressure steam to remove the silver skins.
The coffee is moistened with hot water to swell and soften the beans and start the hydrolysis of caffeine which is bonded to salts inside the beans.
At the decaffeination extraction phase the Ethyl Acetate s is recirculated through the pre-treated coffee beans multiple times until at least 98% of the caffeine is removed.
Low pressure saturated steam is then applied following the extraction process to remove any traces of the Ethyl Acetate.

In The Cup

Chocolate, Red Fruits & Vanilla

Chocolate and cacao on the front with a smooth red fruit (raspberry and redcurrant) note finishing off with caramel and vanilla.

Grown: Pitalito, Huila District

Altitude: 1,450-2,150m

Varietals: Caturra, Typica, Colombia, Castillo

Producers: Approximately 300 families

Part of the Red Association Pitalito Group. This coffee is grown on about 660 hectares of land represented by 300 families based in Pitalito who were looking to improve their annual income and quality of their coffee. Through work with our partners Raw Materials and Invercafe, who has handled the drying and finance for the farmers, we are working to provide them a sustainable supply chain and access to the specialty coffee market.

Espresso (18g VST)
18.5g in
37g out
in 27 to 32 seconds


Cafetiere (1 Litre Brew)
75g of coffee,
1000g water at 94C
Wait for 4 minutes, then stir the crust and replace lid.
4 minutes later decant into pre-warmed cups