TREACLE, MAPLE SYRUP
& BROWNIE

RED EL CARMEN - DECAF

COLOMBIA

TREACLE, MAPLE SYRUP
& BROWNIE

A fresh decaf release brings a unique process of decaffeination to our current offer. Using a byproduct of sugarcane fermentation to selectively dissolve and remove caffeine from the green coffee, this decaf lot is clean, sweet and fresh and
delightfully tasty. 

More info
Regular price £8.00

  • Region

    Pitalito, Huila

  • Varietal

    Caturra, Castillo, Colombia

  • Farm/ Producer

    Various Smallholders

  • Elevation

    1600-1800 masl

  • Process

    Sugarcane Decaf

 

Often described as the natural process decaf, sugarcane decaf uses Ethyl-acetate as a selective solvent to remove caffeine from the green coffee. Ethyl-acetate is naturally occurring organic compound produced by the fermentation of fruits, most often found in ripe bananas. This decaffeination process imparts
a sweet, funky flavor, and a rich thick body. A blind taste test in the Caravan roastery found a universal thumbs up and no guesses that this coffee was a decaf!

By using the ethyl-acetate produced by the sugarcane industry, the decaffeination process is conducted locally and in-country, keeping money in the local economy and reducing the carbon footprint of the coffee as no further shipping is required to get it to a decaffeination plant in Europe. Combined with the pricing structure set up by our friends at Raw Material which consistently pays fair prices well above the commodity coffee price, this decaf is delicious, sustainable and equitable – a perfect all-day drinker. 


BREWING GUIDE

 

Typically, we like to start with an 18g dose when dialing in our espresso. If you’re aiming for a 2:1 extraction, then a target weight of 36g is  ideally pulled over 30 seconds.

This decaf is particularly versatile and can stand up to brewing in a French
Press for a filter style brew. A good starting point for the French Press is 60g of coffee to a litre of water, steep for 4 minutes, then leave for a further 4 minutes before pouring. Happy brewing!!

 

ESPRESSO RECIPE

Dose : 18g coffee

Extraction Time: 30 seconds

Yield: 36g