|Owner||Claros and Chavarro Families|
Chorro Alto and El Placer
1600 - 1650 masl
|Harvest||May - September|
Expect notes of honey, caramel and cream.
This naturally decaffeinated coffee is a combination of the coffees created by two neighbouring producing families, the Clarao’s and Chavarro’s. The decaffeination process took place in Germany, through an all-natural method that results in zero waste. The coffee is first submerged in water, then CO2 is added which binds with the caffeine molecules. The water is then removed, which is filtered to be reused. The caffeine is used by soda companies and coffee residue filtered from the water is collected and used as cow feed. The coffee is then dried and sent to the UK.
The Clarao’s and Chavarro’s farms are typical Colombian farms spanning a few hectares of land. These stand in high contrast to the large Brazilian and Central American farms that tend to easily grow to hundreds of hectares. This Colombian norm generates significantly lower environmental impact from farming, as each one retains land kept as natural reserves. Almost all the coffee is grown in semi-shade. Shade is important because not only does it keep the ecosystem alive it also restricts how quickly the coffee fruit can develop, allowing the sugars to concentrate and give us the building blocks to roast sweet low bitterness coffee.