S'MORES: Colombia Decaf
Our first ever decaf offering reminds us of eating toasted smores around a campfire. It's a sweet and soothing coffee that you can brew for your late night coffee fix.
Tasting Notes: Toasted Marshmallow, Caramel, Strawberry, Graham Cracker
Cup score: 83.00 ☕
S'mores decaf was produced by ASOPEP in Tolima, Colombia and is a part of the Starts with Soil initiative by Equation Coffee which provides support to Colombian coffee farmers.
Pirates of Coffee is the first Canadian roaster to support Starts with Soil by featuring their coffee and we are proud of it.
About Starts with Soil
Starts with Soil is a new initiative from Equation Coffee that provides $0.03/lb back to farmers in the form of agricultural support by focusing on:
- Crop diversification based on agroforestry designs
- Decreasing dependency on external inputs, such as chemical fertilizers
- Improving organic matter
- Increasing net income
Our green coffee importer We The Origin is excited to be the first importer in Canada to support the Starts with Soil program. We hope these regenerative agricultural practices will help farmers in Tolima, Colombia to develop more sustainable coffee production.
If you would like to learn more, please see more details about the Starts with Soil program and check out Equation Coffee on Instagram.
About Washed EA Decaf Process
This coffee was decaffeinated by Descafecol where coffee is naturally decaffeinated at origin, the only such operation in Colombia.
The natural decaffeination process combines high mountain spring water and Ethyl Acetate (EA) of natural origin. EA is present in every coffee cherry in its natural state (as well as in many fruits and vegetables). Therefore, there are no synthetic chemical substances added.
The natural EA is obtained from a sugarcane-based process and is, together with spring water, the only other element coffee gets in contact with.
This water-EA process allows for gentle extraction of the caffeine from the bean, avoiding excessive heat or pressure, maintaining the natural structure and all characteristics of the coffee bean.
For more information about the decaffeination process, please visit Descafecol's website.
☠️ Single origin from Colombia
☠️ Region: Planadas, Tolima
☠️ Grade 1 Arabica coffee beans
☠️ Producer: ASOPEP
☠️ Varietal: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
☠️ Process: Washed EA Decaf
☠️ Cup Score: 83.00
☠️ Tasting notes:
- Toasted Marshmallow
- Graham Cracker
☠️ Brew: Filter/Espresso
☠️ Altitude: 1400 - 1900 masl
☠️ Harvest: November 2021
☠️ Imported by: We The Origin
☠️ Roast: Medium
☠️ Whole bean