Colombia Huila Decaf

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 48 reviews
$21.00

Tasting Profile & Structure
Grape
Caramel
Apple
Balanced: layered, structured
How do we feel about this coffee

It feels like snacking on crisp red grapes, salted caramel over vanilla ice cream, and Lionel Richie's “All Night Long” serenading us with its sweet melody. Plus, did we mention it’s got NO caffeine?

Coffee Story
Grown in the beautiful Huila region of Colombia, this naturally decaffeinated coffee is juicy, sweet, and fruity. This specific lot is a fully washed field blend of Caturra, Colombia, and Castillo coffees from small-parcel producers with farms at 1500 MASL and naturally decaffeinated using the E. A or Sugarcane method. Much like all of our Single Origin decaf lots, we've developed the roast profile on this coffee so that it is great no matter how it’s brewed. We love it, whether it’s filter, immersion, or decaf espresso!

About the Natural Sugarcane Decaffeination Method
Sugar Cane or E.A. (Ethyl Acetate) processing (aka "The Natural Decaffeination Method") is done at the origin and starts by fermenting molasses derived from sugar cane to create an alcohol. This alcohol is then mixed with acetic acid to form ethyl acetate. In Colombia, where a lot of sugar cane is grown, this naturally occurring solvent makes sense to complement their thriving coffee-growing/processing industry. E. A is commonly found in wine, beer, fruit, vegetables, and other food and beverages.
First, the coffee is steamed to open up its pores. Next, the E.A. is applied via water, dissolving the green seeds' caffeine. Then, the caffeine is separated and filtered from the tank. Finally, the now-decaffeinated seeds are steamed again to remove any residual E.A. before being dried and shipped. This method avoids excessive heat or pressure, which can radically disrupt a green seed's cellular structure. One downside of this process is that since the pores of the seed are opened up through steaming, the coffee does tend to age more quickly (both as roasted and green) than our regular single-origin offerings. You may notice this via the "sweaty," darker appearance of the roasted beans.

Origin San Agustin, Huila
Variety Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
Process Washed, E.A Decaffeinated
Producer Various Smallholders
Farm Various
Altitude 1500 to 1900 MASL

Brewing Recipes

Ratio Coffee Water Time
Drip 16g : 1g 20g 320g 3min (V60)
Espresso 2.1g :1g 18g 38g 40 seconds
Immersion 15g : 1g
Peak Rest Time 5 to 30 days off roast
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Love this coffee!!!

It is delicious…Detour makes the best decaf beans…the real thing…coffee at its best!!!

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Smooth and Full bodied

Every bit as satisfying as a caffeinated coffee. Smooth with no unpleasant aftertaste.

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Excellent coffee!! I have been drinking the Columbia San Sebastián decaf for years.

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Great coffee

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Best Decaf Ever

Always loved regular San Sebastián coffee. When they produced a Decaf version, I knew I had to try it. I was not disappointed. Best tasting decaf I’ve ever had. I love the fact that I can drink it in the evening without worrying that it would affect my sleep.

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