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Colombia De Beauvoir Decaf Coffee

Cocoa Cranberry
Colombia
Dispatched from Scarlett Coffee
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Available: 225g only.

This decaf is made using the sugar cane process. Sugarcane or Ethyl Acetate decaffeination, is a process which retains impressive cleanliness and flavour within the bean. This process begins with steaming of the coffee, increasing its porosity. The beans are then submerged in water and Ethyl Acetate. E.A is naturally occuring, which is extracted through the fermentation of sugarcane.⠀

Fundación Agraria y Ambiental Para el Desarrollo Sostentible (FUDAM) is a 300-member association of organic-certified (and Rainforest Alliance–certified) growers that was founded in the year 2000 by just seven producers who shared a vision of sustainable agriculture as well as environmental protection and development. This group of smallholders lives in and around the small municipality of La Unión in Nariño, where the terrain differs greatly from in other coffee-growing areas like Cauca: Instead of walking up from the town to the farms, as elsewhere, here the towns are at such high elevation that the farms are typically lower elevation, surrounded by high peaks and rough road.

FUDAM's membership believes firmly in the principles of sustainability that drove them to band together in the first place. When asked recently why the group continues to farm organically despite mounting pressure to rely on chemical inputs, the association’s leadership explained, “This is just how we live, these are our values and our way of life.”

This lot comprises coffees from 12 member farms, all of whose land is between 1700–2100 meters. The farmers pick their coffee during the day and depulp it in the afternoon, typically fermenting the lots for 16–24 hours dry. The coffees are generally washed two or three times before being dried either in small "casa elbas," mechanical dryers, or parabolic dryers. The mechanical drying takes between 25–40 hours, while the other drying structures can take up to 15 days.

- Additional Information

Origin: La Unión, Nariño, Colombia
Farm: 12 smallholder members of FUDAM
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Altitude: 1700–2100 metres above sea level
Process: Washed
Harvest Schedule: April–July
    Smooth
    Brightness of Flavours
    Crisp
    Smooth & Gentle
    Thin
    Mouthfeel
    Heavy
    Creamy or Silky
    Balance of Flavours
    Well Balanced