Decaf Passiflora – Colombia 250g
These Castillo, Colombia & Caturra coffee beans have been selected from various smallholder farmers in the Tolima region of Colombia. Grown on slopes between 1500-2000 metres above sea level, it holds a heavy body bursting with flavours of toffee apple, dark chocolate and a balanced berry-like acidity to carry the fruity and spicy notes.
This beautiful coffee undergoes a gentle decaffeination process with water steam and ethyl acetate (a natural side product from the sugar and wine fermentation) – to leave the high quality beans with a full flavour profile.
How does it work? The process works by soaking green coffee in a solution of E.A., which bonds to the salts of chlorogenic acid (of which caffeine is one) in the coffee and allows for the removal of caffeine. The coffee is removed from the solvent and steamed at low pressure to remove the E.A. compounds, and the finished product retains its flavor integrity but contains almost no caffeine at all. (The beans will contain a maximum of 0.01–0.03% caffeine.)