Chevere (Decaf), Colombia (1kg)
Process: Sugar Cane Process
Notes: Milk Chocolate, Vanilla, Nougat, Nuts
Say hello to our latest decaffeinated offering, Chevere, from the Cauca region of Colombia. When we first cupped this coffee, we were amazed at how much it didn’t resemble a regular decaf coffee. This is such a complex coffee, with a smooth milk chocolate body, paired with an interesting nougat sweetness, it’s a winner.
The decaffeination process of this coffee is often described as the ’natural process’. This sugarcane process uses ethyl-acetate as a selective solvent to remove caffeine from the green coffee, this is a naturally occurring organic compound produced by the fermentation of fruits. By using the ethyl-acetate produced by the sugarcane industry, the decaffeination process is conducted locally and in country, ensuring the reducing of the carbon footprint of the coffee.
Coffee farming in this region of Colombia is represented by the ASCAFE association, who represent 3700 producer families across the departments of Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Nariño, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Tolima, and Huila. The goal of this association is to consolidate the links between farmers through the sharing of good agricultural practices so that they achieve greater economic independence. Their horizon for 2025 is to be able to change the overly productivity agricultural model in southern Colombia for a more sustainable model, more respectful of their land by also fighting against illicit coca plantations. Here at Root and Branch, we love that we get to support projects such as this!