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Decaf Colombia Sugarcane

Decaf Colombia Sugarcane

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Decaf without compromise! This is a high quality single origin Colombia decaf for specialty coffee drinkers. The unique chemical-free decaffeination process utilizing locally-grown sugarcane is both sustainable and delicious.

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  • Producer / Origin

    Various Small Farmers

    Risaralda, Caldas, Colombia

  • Processing

    Decaffeinated

  • Tasting Notes

    Chocolate, Panela, Dried Fruit, Creamy

  • Roast Level

    Medium

About Decaf Colombia Sugarcane

The Cup

Colombia Sugarcane Decaf has a nice creamy body and notes of unrefined sugar, chocolate, and dried fruit.  Decaffeinated using an all-natural process, without the use of any chemicals!

The Lot

In our experience, specialty coffee roasters sometimes treat decaffeinated coffee as an afterthought.  Google decaf coffee memes and you're bound to find plenty of evidence to back up this claim - "Death before decaf," "Decaf: Brown Sadness Water," "There's a time and a place for decaf: Never and in the trash."  

As funny as these might be, it's no wonder most decaffeinated coffees are terrible - the people who roast them don't care about them!  While we're usually as caffeinated as most everyone else, we tend to think that decaffeinated coffee does have a time and place and is an important offering to get right. In fact, it could be argued that decaf drinkers are the truest coffee lovers - they drink it for the flavor, not the caffeine.  That's why FreeForm decaf is anything but an afterthought, rather something we actually put a good deal of thought into.

Our latest single origin decaf offering is the result of a months-long sampling of decaffeinated coffees, and we're truly excited to present Decaf Colombia Sugarcane.

In previous years, we have sourced a smooth and nutty decaffeinated Brazil for our Decaf offering, and we've received a lot of great feedback from Decaf drinkers and cafes who have served our Decaf.  This time, however, we wanted to shake things up a bit and bring in something with a bit more "punch" that could stand up to milk-based drinks while also offering a full-spectrum coffee flavor experience brewed as black coffee.

We only source decaffeinated coffee that uses all-natural decaffeination technique - no chemicals allowed in our coffee.  Typically that means Swiss Water™️ or Mountain Water™️ Process, where coffee beans are washed and rewashed with a mixture of water and caffeine extract to bind to the caffeine molecules and draw them from the bean.  This produces a decaffeinated coffee that is 99.9% caffeine free. 

We still love water processed decafs, but this time around we tried something different - Sugarcane Process Decaf.  Just as it sounds, this decaffeination process uses sugarcane juice to decaffeinate the coffee, or more specifically Ethyl Acetate derived from sugarcane juice.

Don't let the chemistry lab sounding name throw you off, this is a 100% naturally occurring compound in many fruits and vegetables, including coffee cherries.  Ethyl Acetate, or EA for short, is an extract that, when isolated from sugarcane by means of aerobic fermentation acts as a solvent that specifically targets caffeine in coffee and removes it.  Better yet, the process uses far less water and the EA can be reused many times, thus eliminating wasteful use of our increasingly precious resource - water.

As a result, we find that more of the character of the original coffee remains intact, and as a bonus, there seems to be (whether imagined or not) a hint of residual sweetness to the coffee due to the sugarcane juice.

The Roast

We are roasting Decaf Colombia Sugarcane at a medium roast level to please the majority of palates, and we find that this decaf stands up well in both espresso and filter brewing applications.

Customer Reviews

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Julia
EXCELLENT Decaffeinated Coffee

This is the smoothest decaffeinated coffee I've ever had. The sugar cane process of used will delivers a rich coffee with a touch of acid. I live in North Carolina, and enjoyed his coffee so much that I ordered it online.

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Rick E
Best Decaf we have ever tasted.

Columbia Sugarcane Decaf is by far the best decaffeinated coffee we have ever tasted. Most decaf coffee has an off putting flavor. This decaf has a full fresh roasted flavor and aroma. Maybe its the suggestion of sweetness in the name but I do get a sweet tinge on the tip of the tongue without any cream or sweetener. We like to mix this 50/50 with just about any of Freeform's single varietal or custom blends to cut back on our caffeine intake.

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Pamela
A mouth full of flavor from the get-go!

Served black / Chemex drip
Upfront flavor with a dry feel to it. Nuances of sugar cane without being overly sweet. As you sip your cuppa, you notice subtle fruit flavors. Keeps your taste buds entertained all the way to the finish.
Pamela

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Chris Tesari
Decaf Colombia Sugarcane

This Decaf offers the perfect balance of mild acidity with a richness and complexity offered by a careful medium roast. EXCELLENT!