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El Carmen Sugar Cane Decaf

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Country: Colombia
Region:  Huila
Farms :  - 
Varietal(s):  Caturra, Castillo
Process:  Sugar cane
Altitude:  1400 - 2100 M (ASL)
Owner:  Various small producers in region

Tasting profile:  Pecan Fudge and Cinnamon
Best suited to:  Espresso Based Drinks

This coffees qualities come through even after the decaffeination process at origin.
This coffee has a heavy mouthfeel, and  retains a balanced sweetness, which makes it a brilliant match for your espresso based drinks. We recommend oat flat white!

Washed Process
This coffee was Dried across the beds of the association members for between 15 - 20 days. Before being decaffeinated. 

Sugarcane Decaf
Sugar cane decaffeination is often termed as a natural process decaf. Ethyl Acetate is an organically existing compound (C4H8O2) and by-product found most commonly in the fermentation of fruits, and is present in both ripe bananas and beer for example.
The plant we work with in Colombia uses water from the Navado del Ruis (a volcano between Caldas and Tolima) and natural ethyl acetate from fermented sugarcane sourced in the southern region of Palmira, Colombia. This process begins with steaming of the coffee, increasing its porosity, beginning the hydrolysis of caffeine, which is usually bonded to salts and chlorogenic acid in the bean.
The beans are then submerged in an ethyl acetate solvent, until 97% of the caffeine is removed. A final steam is then used to lift residual traces of the compound. The ultimate residue which remains is <30 ppm, which is a level dramatically less than that of a banana!


Caturra, Castillo is located at over 1400 meters ASL in the foothills of Columbia, with many farmers living and growing coffee well above this height.

Delivery Info

Free Local Delivery
We offer free local delivery in the Hertford area on sunday mornings in our Coffee Camper, Eva the Elgrand.

Delivery via Evri 
Shipping is free for all orders £20 and over (after any discount codes have been applied). For orders under £20 there is a £3.45 Royal Mail postage charge (second class). If you need your coffee sooner there is the option to choose Royal Mail (first class) charged at £4.25 per order.

  • Royal Mail 1st class (1-2 working days)
  • Royal Mail 2nd class (2-3 working days)

Dispatch Schedule
All coffee is freshly roasted to order and will be dispatched within 3 days of placing your order.