Caravan Coffee Roasters El Carmen Sugarcane Colombian Decaf - 250g
Decaffeinated in-country in Colombia using coffee from the El Carmen cooperative with whom Caravan has enjoyed a long-standing relationship. Using a byproduct of sugarcane fermentation to selectively dissolve and remove caffeine from the green coffee, this decaf lot is clean, sweet, fresh, and delightfully tasty.
Region: Pitalito, Huila
Farm/Producers: various SmallHolders
Varietal: Cattura, Castillo
Process: Sugarcane Decaf
Elevation: 1600 - 1800m MASL
By using the ethyl-acetate produced by the sugarcane industry, the decaffeination process is conducted locally and in-country. This ensures money is kept in the local economy and reduces the carbon footprint of the coffee as no further shipping is required to get it to a decaffeination plant in Europe. Combined with the pricing structure set up by our friends at Raw Material which consistently pays fair prices well above the commodity coffee price, this decaf is delicious, sustainable, and equitable – a perfect all-day drinker.
Caravan profile their decaf roasts to be consistent and easily extractable – Their gold-standard recipe is 18g in, 36g out, and shots around 25-30s. For filter, try a ratio of 65g/litre.