We absolutely love this decaf for its creamy, sweet qualities, peach-like acidity and almond character. We are as proud of this coffee as we are any others that we offer, and are happy to offer it as a delicious alternative for anyone who cannot drink caffeinated coffee.
Ethyl acetate is an organic compound derived from sugarcane grown in Colombia. Despite its scientific-sounding name, using ethyl acetate to remove caffeine in coffee is considered a natural decaffeination method:
First, the green coffee is steamed to increase the water content of the coffee, causing it to expand and open the pores of the seed, allowing for easier removal of the caffeine. The coffee is then soaked in an ethyl acetate solution, which acts like a caffeine adhesive. The coffee is rinsed with clean water, steamed a second time to ensure thorough rinsing of the pores, and then dried back to its appropriate moisture content (11%-12%).