Farm involved in the Popayan Reserve program, Various smallholders
Castillo, Catimor, Caturra, Colombia, Typica
Sugar Cane Decaffeination
Wholebean, Espresso, Filter, Aeropress, Stovetop, Cafetière
Popayan Reserve Decaf Espresso Roast
The Popayan Reserve program involves 67 farms in the Cauca department of Colombia. It is set up to provide growers financial and agronomical support to work towards higher quality coffee. This includes a visit from the program agronomist every 4 months to advise the farms on best practices, credit for purchasing equipment and premiums paid if coffee reaches a certain quality level.
This coffee is sourced through Cofinet, an importer specializing in Colombian coffees, who has also helped us secure the San Sebastian and Tablon de Gomez lots in our filter range. Cofinet is a company run by the Arcila family in Armenia, Quindío. The company is headed by the brothers Carlos and Felipe Arcila, the 4th generation of the family to be coffee farmers and now exporters.
The sugar cane decaffeination used for this coffee takes place at the origin using fermented sugar cane molasses as the base product of the process. This is well suited for Colombia where sugar cane is widely grown.
At Alchemy we put as much effort into finding the right decaf as we do with the rest of our range. As coffee that has gone through this process tends to age quicker, we make an effort to buy only lots that have very recently landed in UK.
This coffee works well as filter and espresso, with milk or without.
Expect a sweet full bodied cup with a subtle underlying fruitiness that is expected from a great Colombian coffee.
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*Although we make every attempt to have seasonal coffee available to order, occasionally some products are not available to ship immediately because we are in the process of hand-roasting them.*