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La Flaca Sugar Cane Decaf

washed

Colombia

Colombia Excelso La Flaca Sugar Cane Decaf

washed

Sweet and balanced flavor with honey and caramel notes. A medium body rounded up with a juicy apricot acidity.

Plus 7% VAT

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All the facts about our Colombia Excelso La Flaca Sugar Cane Decaf

Region Antioquia
Producer Cafelumbus
Variety Castillo
Process washed
Type Washed Arabica
Category Decaf
Harvest from September to December
Shipping from November to March
Unit GrainPro Sack à 70kg

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Compared to more standard decaffeination methods done here in Europe, the full decaffeination process is made in Colombia.

The most challenging step is trying to remove the caffeine while preserving the flavors of the coffee itself. The sugar cane process is a chemical-free process,
where no additional substances are in contact with the green coffee.

The process begins with a pre-treatment with very low pressure steam to let the beans swell. With the help of natural produced Ethyl Acetate,
at least 97% of the caffeine can be removed. Therefore, locally grown sugarcane is fermented to produce natural Ethyl Acetate.

The beans are soaked in water with the E.A., which removes the caffeine. Low pressure saturated steam is then applied following the extraction process to remove
any traces of the E.A.

Origin

Specialty coffee from Colombia

Mountain

Varieties

Typica, Caturra, Castillo

Processing methods

Mainly washed processed, for specialty lots also natural and honey processed 

Altitude range

1000 – 2300 masl

Harvest

Main harvest October – February, Mitaca harvest March – August

Total yearly production

Around 11.3 million 60kg bags in 2022/23

Coffees from Colombia

Colombia has thanks to its geographic position around the equator the advantage to have two crops and therefore fresh coffee all year around. Thanks to its three mountain ranges of the Andes from the north to the south, it creates different climatic and cultural areas, which makes the flavour of the coffee from each department in Colombia unique.

Main production areas: Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Tolima, Huila, Quindio, Risaralda, Nariño, Caldas, Antioquia, Cundinamarca, Santander, Norte de Santander, Sierra Nevada

Port of shipment: Cartagena, Santa Marta, Buenaventura

Export bag size: 70kg

Total number of coffee farmers: over 563,000 small coffee families

Cup Profile: High acidity, medium body, fruity fragrance, citric and sweet notes

Region Antioquia
Producer Cafelumbus
Variety Castillo
Process washed
Type Washed Arabica
Harvest from September to December
Shipping from November to March
Unit GrainPro Sack à 70kg
Sweet and balanced flavor with honey and caramel notes. A medium body rounded up with a juicy apricot acidity.

Compared to more standard decaffeination methods done here in Europe, the full decaffeination process is made in Colombia.

The most challenging step is trying to remove the caffeine while preserving the flavors of the coffee itself. The sugar cane process is a chemical-free process,
where no additional substances are in contact with the green coffee.

The process begins with a pre-treatment with very low pressure steam to let the beans swell. With the help of natural produced Ethyl Acetate,
at least 97% of the caffeine can be removed. Therefore, locally grown sugarcane is fermented to produce natural Ethyl Acetate.

The beans are soaked in water with the E.A., which removes the caffeine. Low pressure saturated steam is then applied following the extraction process to remove
any traces of the E.A.