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Colombia Galeras Decaf | 25 lb | A-5218

Colombia Galeras Decaf | 25 lb | A-5218
Colombia Galeras Decaf | 25 lb | A-5218
Colombia Galeras Decaf | 25 lb | A-5218
Colombia Galeras Decaf | 25 lb | A-5218
Colombia Galeras Decaf | 25 lb | A-5218
Colombia Galeras Decaf | 25 lb | A-5218
Colombia Galeras Decaf | 25 lb | A-5218
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The town of Buesaco lies high on a ridge in the Andes Mountains of the Nariño department in Colombia. Promotora Cafe de Altura has its offices, cupping lab, and warehouses here, where the coop collects coffees from smallholders whose farms are tucked into the slopes surrounding the town. The cooperative works with more than 300 smallholders farmers all over the Nariño department who generally harvest coffee all year around. Here at the co-op’s facilities, lots are analyzed and purchased, and the farmers are paid premiums on top of the market price. These premiums incentivize high quality standards and good agricultural practices, like avoiding the usage of glyphosate and other chemicals.

Promotora Cafe de Altura cups coffees throughout harvest delivery to build lots that are uniform and consistent in bean size and cup profile. This lot of decaffeinated coffee in particular consists of small batches of beans from farms around the Galeras Volcano. This coffee was decaffeinated using the Ethyl Acetate (EA) decaffeination process.

Ethyl acetate is produced by esterification between ethyl alcohol, which is derived from the fermentation of sugar cane, and acetic acid. The green coffee is submerged in a wash of water and ethyl acetate, during which the ethyl acetate bonds with the caffeine in the coffee and begins to extract it from the green seeds. The EA solution is flushed and the process is repeated until reaching a minimum decaffeination level of 97%. Finally, the green coffee is steamed to remove any remaining ethyl acetate from the seeds.


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Colombia Galeras Decaf | 25 lb | A-5218

Region

Nariño

Nariño is one of Colombia’s 32 Departments. It shares a southern border with Ecuador and is home to thousands of smallholder coffee producing families. Colombia’s three ranges of Andean mountains converge in Nariño, presenting ideal altitudes and fertile soil for high grown Arabica production.

Nariño’s particular geography and proximity to coastal and land borders have historically transformed it into corridors for illicit trade routes, resulting in unwarranted violence against residents of remote mountain farms. Today, thanks to the particularly resilient and fearless spirit of Nariño’s farmers, the small region is a respected nucleus of coffee innovation.

Origin

  • CountryColombia
  • RegionNariño
  • ProducerSmallholder Producers; Promotora Cafe de Altura
  • FarmSmallholder Farms

Coffee specifications

  • VarietyCaturra, Castillo, Colombia
  • ProcessWashed; EA Decaf
  • Elevation1850 meters
  • HarvestYear-round
  • Coffee CategoryMicrolot
  • Packaging25 lb box with GrainPro liner
  • CertificationsN/A
  • Tasting NotesBrown Sugar, Roasted Hazelnut, Citrus
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