Just because it's decaf doesn't mean it can't taste just as great as regular coffee! Our decaf is sourced and roasted with the same attention to detail as all our coffees and equally as delicious!
Decaffeination Sugarcane Process
Natural Ethyl Acetate is derived from sugarcane which when combined with fresh spring water strips caffeine from the coffee, The method used to decaffeinate with Ethyl Acetate is a chemical-free process in which no additional substances come in contact with the coffee.
The delicate process of decaffeinating begins at the pre-treatment step by steaming the green coffee beans with low pressure steam to remove the silver skins, The coffee is moistened with hot water to swell and soften the beans and start the hydrolysis of caffeine which is bonded to salts inside the beans.
At the decaffeination extraction phase the Ethyl Acetate s is recirculated through the pre-treated coffee beans multiple times until at least 97% of the caffeine is removed, Low pressure saturated steam is then applied following the extraction process to remove any traces of the Ethyl Acetate.
The coffee is then vacuum dried to remove water previously applied in the pre-treatment process to adjust the final humidity value between 10% and 12%.
Heres a pro tip for brewing decaf!
- If you want a decaf coffee that packs a little more of a punch, but it's too late in the day for a full cup, try blending your decaf with another of our single origins for a half-caff coffee drink.
Soma Decaf Coffee Details
- Origin - Huila Region
- Producers - Various Small Farmholders
- Varietal - Castillo, Caturra & Colombia
- Altitude - 1600 - 1800 masl
- Process - Sugarcane Decaf
- Notes - Caramel, Cacao & Citrus
- Cupping Score - 84