Roast profile and cupping notes: Vanilla, Caramel, Cinnamon
Huila's departmental coffee committee, the local connection to the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, has invested notable resources into training producers in everything from fertilization to roasting. Palmera represents the hard work of many farmers and producing communities, and this, combined with producer enthusiasm, has created a regional culture of quality-focused production.
Why we love it:
Decaf Colombia Palmera is deliciously sweet with a full body and medium acidity. This decaf is very clean and balanced with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel-like sweetness.
Named for Colombia's national tree, Palmera is produced on farms in the Huila region. Huila's coffee farms are predominantly smallholder owned and over the past 10 years have made concerted efforts to produce speciality coffee that reveals the full character of the region's terroir. Palmera decaf begins with Colombia Palmera Supremo beans and is then decaffeinated by Descafecol SA using the Ethyl Acetate (EA) process from sugarcane grown nearby. The EA process gently extracts caffeine from the coffee beans, avoiding the use of excessive heat, to remove more than 97% of caffeine.
Grower:Decaf Colombia Palmera
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Region: Huila Department, Colombia
Elevation: 1500 MASL