Tres Pioneros, Colombia - Decaf
Great specialty coffee can be found in several areas throughout Colombia, but Huila has become a significant contender among them when it comes to Colombian filter coffee.
Our Tres Pioneros Colombian decaf coffee is another delicious coffee blend that is bursting with notes of velvety chocolate and lime from Azahar's. Which is another pioneering partner, producing coffee in southern Huila.
This Colombian coffee utilises a washed process before decaffeination, which is solvent base, using ethyl-acetate. It is derived from a mix of acetic acid (vinegar) and a natural extract distilled from sugar cane, blackberries, beets or sometimes grapes.
A direct-solvent process is used, meaning that the beans are steamed to open their pores and are then rinsed in ethyl acetate repeatedly to remove the caffeine. Next, the beans are dried but not wholly. 10-12% humidity remains, and then the open bean is sealed with natural wax that in no way affects the specialty coffee's flavour, fragrance or aroma.
Producer: Sr. Pedro Echavarria
Process Method: Extended Fermentation - Washed
Altitude: 1650 MASL
Time: 32 Seconds