Quality Report - Colombia Popayan Sugar Cane Process Decaf

About This Coffee

Popayán is located in the department of Cauca at 1,700 m.a.s.l. This regions topography is perfect to grow exceptional coffee! The so-called Meseta de Popayan is sheltered by the Andes mountain range which helps generate homogeneous climatic and altitudinal characteristics.

This decaffeination process is unique. The caffeine is extracted using sugar cane and water which enhances sweetness while maintaining coffee attributes. The green beans are put into a steam chamber where the silver skin is removed from the bean. After this, the beans are submerged in spring water and as soon the coffee is saturated with water it is sent to the extractors where the beans have direct contact with sugar cane ethyl acetate for 8 hours which dissolves the caffeine content. Then the decaffeinated coffee is dried in a chamber to reach the same moisture content that it had prior to the process

Farm Information

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Region: Cauca
  • Farm/Coop/Mill: Popayan
  • Producer: Various
  • Variety: Caturra, Typica
  • Process: Sugar Cane Process
  • Altitude: 1500 - 2070masl
  • Harvest: April - July & September - November
  • Sourcing Partner: Cofinet
  • Quality Score: 84

Roast Level: 

 Medium - Dark

Flavour Profile

  • Aroma: Brown Sugar and Malt
  • Flavour: Pecan, Brown Sugar, Vanilla Malt, Cacao Nibs
  • Aftertaste: Cacao Nibs
  • Acidity: Pecan
  • Body: Brown Sugar and Vanilla Malt
  • Balance & Overall: A great balanced sugar cane processed coffee with great variety of flavours such as nuts and sweet sugar 

Recommended Brewing Parameters

  • Espresso: 19g In, 32g Out, 15 Seconds
  • Milk-based (150ml): 23g In, 38g Out, 30 Seconds, 150g Milk
  • Pourover Filter (Chanho-Tornado): 15g In, 225g Out, 1 Minute 20 Seconds (45G Bloom, 30 Seconds)