Regular price $17.00
Some of our most discerning coffee drinkers are DECAF drinkers.
With that in mind, when a great decaf coffee comes through the lab, you just have to jump on it. So it is with this Decaf Ethiopia Yirgacheffe. Natural processed, full of mixed fruits, balanced and floral, this Halo Hartume offering will have you questioning if it is indeed decaf.
Traveling south from Addis, you soon enter the Great Rift Valley, an area believed to be the origin of humankind. It is a place steeped in natural history and mystique. Soon, you climb from the Valley floor to discover a lush green oasis. The towns of Awasa and Dila greet you, reminding you that you are indeed in coffee country.
Yirgacheffe, more specifically, the Gedeo zone, is well-known for producing some of the finest coffees from Ethiopia. Halo Hartume refers to a centralized wet mill where a collective of nearly 400 local producers delivers cherry to be processed. It is a natural-processed coffee meaning the cherry is left on the seed to be sundried on raised beds. Once dried, the cherry pod is removed after a period of rest. Afterward, the coffee is exported and (in this case) shipped to a decaffeination plant.
This coffee is decaffeinated using the Ethyl Acetate (EA) process. EA is a naturally occurring by-product of sugarcane fermentation. For this reason, some refer to this as the “Sugar Water Decaf.”.
This coffee is unbelievably sweet and balanced. We find mild flavors of fruit, including raspberry and strawberry. The cup is complex with lingering floral qualities of jasmine and honeysuckle. We find it hard to believe this coffee is decaffeinated. Enjoy!
- 17g of water / 1g of coffee (adj. to desired brew strength)
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When we find an exceptional coffee we buy it. Then the unroasted beans travel by land and by sea to the USA where our artisan roasters develop a custom roast profile for the coffee that best highlights its unique qualities. We pay farmers fairly and build relationships that last decades. More than 30 years of experience means we have an abundance of relationships with coffee producers that grant us access to the best coffee beans in the world.