About our Galeras (Decaf)
This lot of decaffeinated coffee in particular consists of small batches of beans from farms around the Galeras Volcano, and was decaffeinated using the Sugarcane Ethyl Acetate (EA) decaffeination process.
The town of Buesaco lies high on a ridge in the Andes Mountains of the Nariño department in Colombia. The cooperative works with more than 300 smallholders farmers all over the Nariño department who generally harvest coffee all year around. Farmers are paid premiums on top of the market price these premiums incentivise high quality standards and good agricultural practices, like avoiding the usage of glyphosate and other chemicals.
Galeras (Decaf) is a Washed processed coffee from the Nariño region. With varietals of Caturra, Castillo & Colombia and tasting notes of Caramel, Apple & Milk Chocolate.
Sugar cane ethyl acetate (EA) processing, or natural decaffeination, starts by using fermented molasses from sugarcane to create the compound ethyl acetate used to remove the caffeine content from the coffee.