Colombia San Sebastian Decaf

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 53 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
As one of our first-ever single-origin offerings, our relationship with this coffee stretches back to its early beginnings. It is consistently a favourite every season for its flavour depth and complexity.  San Sebastian is a regional blend grown by various smallholder farmers in the La Plata Municipality of the Huila region of Colombia.  Most members are second, third or fourth-generation coffee growers approaching today's coffee growing and production with a fresh and innovative attitude. This specific lot was naturally decaffeinated at its origin using E—a method.

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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Not for me but for invitees

My invitees loved it! I cannot say much, but they were surprised by tasting a decaf coffee full of flavor

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I dont typically like decaf

Its great! tasty and smooth, fantastic way to enjoy a coffee in the evening!

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Good coffee

Tried it for the first time. Used in an automatic self-grinding Jura espresso maker. Great results.

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The best decaf out there!! Zero bitterness whatsoever! Tastes like I’m drinking caffeinated coffee, can’t tell the difference!

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Love the new decaf

It is very flavourful on it's own and when blended with Punch Buggy

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