Over the past few months, we have been tasting more and more decaffeinated coffees. The water process decaf coffees have always imparted a barbeque like taste. Our dear friends at Café Imports sent us a sugarcane decaf, also know as the natural decaffeination process, and we were blown away. This process starts by fermenting molasses derived from the sugarcane plant (grown in Colombia), to create ethanol (you can find this in most of the adult beverages you may or may not enjoy!). Taking the ethanol, they mix it with acetic acid to create ethyl acetate. You find ethyl acetate in many foods and beverages that you enjoy. First, the beans are steamed to open the coffees pores. Using water vapor, they elevate the moisture content and thus the swelling the bean in order to facilitate the extraction. A ethyl acetate wash is completed to remove the caffeine. The coffee is then cleaned once again, dried, and then refrigerated, bagged, and exported. This is truly a unique decaf and we can’t wait to share it with you all.
We believe that "life is about enjoying the peaks and enduring the valleys". And while each day brings new challenges, we believe that a friend and a cup of coffee can get you through any situation. So with gracious hospitality and quality coffee, we'll offer you just that. We are Peaks. Built in the valley. -Peaks Coffee Co.