COLOMBIA CAMPESINO (DECAF)
Notes: Candy-like, with notes of tropical fruit and citrus; creamy body
The decaffeination plant relies entirely on the pure water from the Navado el Ruis and natural ethyl acetate from sugar cane plants. Ethyl acetate is an organic compound (C4H8O2) with asweet smell—it’s created during fermentation. The process begins with steaming the green coffee at a very low pressure to remove the silver skins. The beans are then moistened with hot water, which causes them to swell and soften and begins the hydrolysis of the caffeine, which is bonded to salts of chlorogenic acid.