DECAF Colombia Medellín

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Look for notes of apple, chocolate, pecan and sweet cream.

Let’s have amazing coffee without caffeine, but let’s also do this without chemicals. This might sound obvious, but almost all decaf is actually decaffeinated with methylene chloride or ethyl acetate. The Swiss Water Process is unique! With a special patent, they use water temperature and various pressures to extract 99.9% of the caffeine out of coffee naturally. This also doesn’t impart harsh flavors or medicinal defects in the coffee like other methods can. We only carry Swiss Water’s decaf coffees while still maintaining our seasonal buying practices.

 

STORY

Medellín is legitimately my favorite city in the world. The food scene is fantastic and the coffee scene is really making waves. Our producer and friend Pedro Echevarria runs a beautiful cafe called Pergamino in the heart of the city. One of the best things about the city as a coffee location though is how close the farms are to the city. With a quick 45-minute drive one can be standing in the mountains on a farm overlooking the varied elevations that make up the incredible landscape of Colombia. I try to visit Medellin 2-3 times per year. This coffee was found by Royal Coffee and shipped to be decaffeinated in Canada. We took this coffee to a light to medium roast, and it works great as drip or espresso.

 

SWISS WATER DECAF PROCESS

Let’s have amazing coffee without caffeine, but let’s also do this without chemicals. This might sound obvious, but almost all decaf is actually decaffeinated with methylene chloride or ethyl acetate. The Swiss Water Process is unique! With a special patent, they use water temperature and various pressures to extract 99.9% of the caffeine out of coffee naturally. This also doesn’t impart harsh flavors or medicinal defects in the coffee like other methods can. We only carry Swiss Water’s decaf coffees while still maintaining our seasonal buying practices. Which means we ship our coffee to be decaffeinated or we buy coffee that was shipped to the Swiss Water facility. Enjoy proper high-quality decaf!

 

SUGGESTED USE

FILTER - Kalita Wave 
12oz - 22.5g Coffee : 360g Water 205°F 
~3:00 Drain Time 

FILTER - Kalita Wave 
16oz - 28g Coffee : 450g Water 205°F 
~4:00 Drain Time 

FILTER - Batch Brew (1:16 ratio) 
250g Coffee : 1G brew 

 

ESPRESSO - Modbar EP
Brew Temp: 198°F, Line Pressure: ~3.5 bars, Max Pressure: 9 bars, 
Pressure Profile: T0: 4s, T1: 4s, T2: 42s, T3-6: 0s
20g in : ~ 54g out @ ~24 seconds

This is a great espresso! Look for a sweet, bright, and nutty aroma. It is a good espresso either with milk or black. You’ll find that apple acidity shines with sweet cream and classic Colombian chocolate and nutty notes. We use this as our house decaf espresso and brewed coffee. Tastes good in small or large milk sizes as well. When you are dialing in and tasting this coffee watch out for over and under-extraction. If you pull this coffee too short or under-extracted the acidity can be overpowering and unpleasant with little to no nuances of flavor. Pull this coffee too long or over-extracted and the nuttiness becomes bitter and the acidity medicinal. It has a nice range from around 22s-27s with these parameters, but we think 24s tastes the best!

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