Colombia Sugar Cane Decaf - April's Coffee of the Month

Colombia Sugar Cane Decaf - April's Coffee of the Month

In the fertile landscapes of Colombia, where lush coffee plantations stretch as far as the eye can see, a unique and mesmerising beverage has captured the hearts and palates of connoisseurs worldwide – the exquisite Colombian sugar cane coffee. This enchanting fusion of two iconic Colombian treasures, coffee and sugar cane, has given rise to a sensory experience that transcends mere refreshment, offering a delightful journey through the country's rich cultural tapestry. 

A mere visualisation is a treat to the eyes, and you have Columbia sugar cane decaf to treat your taste buds. If the mention of coffee makes you tingle with excitement, and you wish to try lots of different types of coffee, subscribe to our Coffee of the Month Club. We will make sure that your exclusive beans reach your doorstep every month only for £9.49 per month!

The origin story 

The origins of this captivating beverage can be traced back to the remote coffee-growing regions of Colombia, where ingenious farmers sought to enhance the natural sweetness of their prized coffee beans. Drawing inspiration from the abundant sugar cane fields that dotted the landscape, they devised an ingenious method of incorporating the cane's succulent juices into their coffee brewing process, creating a harmonious blend that would forever change the way coffee is savoured.

As word of this delectable concoction spread, it quickly gained popularity among locals and travellers alike, becoming an integral part of Colombia's vibrant coffee culture. From quaint roadside cafés to bustling city cafeterías, the alluring aroma of Colombian sugar cane coffee beckoned all who crossed its path, promising a sensory adventure like no other.

The decaf process
The Colombian sugarcane decaf method utilises a natural compound, Ethyl Acetate, derived from sugarcane. Initially, sugarcane produces molasses, which is fermented into ethanol and mixed with acetic acid to yield Ethyl Acetate. Green coffee beans undergo low-pressure steaming to reach an optimal moisture level for caffeine extraction. Subsequently, they are soaked in water containing Ethyl Acetate, which bonds with chlorogenic acid salts in the beans. 

This process is repeated to remove approximately 97% of the caffeine. Afterward, the remaining Ethyl Acetate is eliminated through steaming. The beans are then dried, polished, and cleaned before shipment. Despite any trace amounts of Ethyl Acetate being burned off during roasting, the beans retain a delightful sweetness, making them ideal for coffee varieties like those from Colombia or Central America. In summary, Colombian sugarcane decaf offers a natural, chemical-free, and sweet method of decaffeination, preserving the beans' flavour and minimising caffeine content.

The brew story 

The best ways to enjoy Colombian sugar cane decaf coffee are through various brewing methods that allow you to fully appreciate its unique flavours.

Pour-Over Brewing

The pour-over method allows for precise control over the extraction process, enabling the unique flavours and aromas of specialty coffee beans to shine. By carefully pouring the water over the grounds in a slow, circular motion, the pour-over technique results in a clean, clear, and consistent cup that accentuates the intricate flavours of the coffee.

  • Use freshly roasted whole bean Colombian sugar cane decaf coffee
  • Grind the beans to a medium-fine consistency, about the texture of granulated sugar
  • Bring fresh, filtered water to a temperature between 195-205°F
  • Slowly pour the water over the grounds in a circular motion, allowing the water to fully saturate the coffee bed
  • Continue pouring in small, controlled amounts until you reach your desired brew volume
  • This gentle extraction process will highlight the coffee's bright orange acidity, almond notes, and sweet panela-like undertones 

French Press

The full immersion brewing of the French press produces a smooth, rich cup of coffee with a creamy body and balanced flavours. The extended steeping time in the French press helps to extract a wider range of flavour compounds from the coffee grounds, resulting in a more complex and nuanced taste profile.

  • Coarsely grind the whole beans and add them to the French press
  • Pour in the hot water, giving the grounds a gentle stir to ensure even saturation
  • Allow the coffee to steep for 4-5 minutes
  • Slowly press down the plunger to separate the grounds from the brewed liquid
  • The full-immersion method of the French press will produce a smooth, rich cup with a creamy body and balanced flavours 

Espresso


Brewing Colombian sugar cane decaf coffee as an espresso highlights its syrupy mouthfeel and showcases the coffee's almond and panela notes, complemented by a bright, citrusy acidity. The high-pressure extraction of espresso brewing intensifies the coffee's natural sweetness and brings out its more delicate flavour characteristics.

  • Grind the beans to a fine, powdery consistency
  • Use about 18-22 grams of ground coffee
  • Extract a 1-2 ounce shot in 25-30 seconds
  • The resulting espresso will have a syrupy mouthfeel and showcase the coffee's almond and panela notes, complemented by a bright, citrusy acidity
  • This decaf espresso can be enjoyed on its own or used as the base for milk-based drinks like cappuccinos and lattes

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I'm Laura, the founder and owner of Coffee Collective UK Ltd. My journey began with a simple yet profound love for coffee - I mean, I really love coffee. My day doesn't truly begin until I've savoured my first latte. This passion led me to create Coffee Collective UK Ltd., a place where fellow coffee enthusiasts can find their perfect brew.

At Coffee Collective, I believe that every coffee lover deserves a personalised experience. That's why I partner with a renowned UK roastery to ensure each bean is roasted to perfection and ground to match every customer's unique preference. Whether you like your coffee bold and strong, or smooth and mellow, I've got you covered.

My mission is to share the joy and versatility of this wonderful bean with everyone who walks through our doors. From the first sip of the morning to the last cup of the day, I aim to make every coffee moment special. So, come join me on this delightful journey and discover the magic of coffee crafted just for you.