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.
Peaks Coffee Company is a Micro-Roaster based in Cazenovia, New York that is dedicated to serving people at any point in their lives. We all have our ups and downs: we all summit mountains and hike through valleys every single day. This life is full of peaks and valleys. But it is our belief that a friend and a great cup of coffee can get you through any situation.