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The Watertower Decaf

The Watertower Decaf

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The Watertower Decaf is a naturally decaffeinated coffee (also called Sugar Cane Decaffeination) from Colombia using Ethyl Acetate for decaffeination. The process of creating ethyl acetate is quite common and rather simple. First, sugars from sugar cane are fermented to create ethyl alcohol. Second, the ethyl alcohol is mixed with acetic acid. The result is ethyl acetate – a compound that is found in fruits and vegetables. It is also the most common ester found in beer and wine and is typically responsible for the preservation of fruity aromatics.

In this decaffeination method, the green beans are steamed or soaked to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The expanded beans are then soaked in Ethyl Acetate (EA). In the presence of EA, caffeine bonds with the compound and is drawn out of the bean. The decaffeinated coffee is then removed from the solvent, rinsed thoroughly, re-dried, and re-bagged for transport to our roastery.


Grower  Grower: Various small farm growers

Farm  Farm: Various small micro-lot farms

Region  Region: Colombia

Cultivar  Cultivar: Castillo, Colombia

Altitude  Altitude: 1700 meters

Processing Method  Processing Method: Fully washed and dried, Sugar Cane Decaffeination


Roast Level  Roast Level: Medium Roast  Medium Roast

Cup  Cup profile: Chocolate, Prune, Roasted Nuts

The Cup: This coffee is an outstanding naturally decaffeinated coffee from Colombia. In this well-balanced coffee, the flavors of chocolates and roasted nuts are combined with the fruity flavors of prunes and citrus zest and a smooth finish with a hint of a malty finish. The coffee is very clean and smooth.

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