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EA decaf, or as it's commonly known, sugar cane decaf, is coffee that has been decaffeinated using the natural byproducts of sugar processing. It's environmentally friendly, leaves no residual added compounds on the coffee and most importantly, leaves a cup that's truer to it's caffeinated counterpart than any other decaf we've tried so far. This tasty Colombian blend has everything you'd expect: it's bright, creamy and well balanced with a rich body. Look for notes of milk chocolate, caramel, honey, cherry and just a hint of lilac.
Arrival Date: May 13th, 2022
Acidity & Brightness: Bright and fairly sweet
Balance & Finish: Well balanced with a long, pleasant finish
Body & Texture: Rich body, creamy texture
Flavors: Milk chocolate, caramel, honey, cherry and a hint of lilac
Grade: Excelso, SHG - Strictly High Grown
Processing: Fully washed, EA (sugar cane) decaffeinated
Grower: Blend of various Colombian producers hand selected by Royal Coffee
Our Review: "Decaf Colombia Las Montanas EA Natural Process coffee is decaffeinated using Ethyl Acetate (EA). In this method the green beans are steamed or soaked to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The expanded beans are then soaked in EA, a naturally occurring organic compound found in many fruits and vegetables which can be synthesized for coffee decaffeination. 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 EA solvent, rinsed thoroughly, re-dried and re-bagged for transport." - Royal Coffee
Look, we get it, "Death Before Decaf" is a funny tagline for t-shirts, but you don't have to be particularly long in the tooth to understand that if you want to enjoy coffee all day, you're gonna have to get cozy with decaf. And for some folks, decaf is the only option no matter what time of day it is! These coffee enthusiasts are the truest coffee fanatics to us: they love coffee without the added benefit of an energy boost. For years now we've kept our decaf selections to Water Processed coffees, whether they be from the Canadian Swiss Water facility or the Mountain Water facility in Mexico. Compared to older decaf methods, water processed decaf is significantly more environmentally friendly and leaves behind, in our opinion, the best flavor profile post decaffeination. Well consider that opinion officially changed because there's a new competitor for that title now.
EA stands for Ethyl Acetate. It's a naturally occurring compound that's a byproduct of sugar cane processing. Sugar cane is found commonly in the wild and also grown alongside coffee by farmers, so the two go together like peanut butter and jelly. Explaining exactly how the EA decaf process works deserves it's own lengthy article (coming soon), but the big takeaway here is that it removes over 97% of the caffeine leaves no EA on the coffee once the process is completed. What it does leave behind is potentially the truest cup profile we've tasted yet to conventional (caffeinated) coffee. Try it and let us know if you agree! This hand selected Colombian blend is rich, creamy and bright with well balanced flavors of milk chocolate, caramel, honey, cherry and just a hint of lilac.
If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.
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