About this Coffee:Marmalade Decaf is named in honor of one of our favorite SLC neighborhoods.This single origin Colombia is from the department of Tolima, which is the third largest coffee producing region in the country.
Ethyl acetate (EA) decaffeination is a natural process that maintains the integrity of green unroasted coffee and uses a natural alcohol-based solvent which is derived entirely from sugar cane.
After the coffee has been received and sorted at the decaffeination plant, located in Colombia, it is steamed to soften and expand the pores. The coffee is then submerged in the natural ethyl acetate. The solvent will bond to the caffeine molecules and extract it from the beans. After the solvent is drained, the coffee is steamed once again to remove any residual EA. The decaffeinated coffee is then dried as well as polished and is prepared for export. According to the decaffeination facility, Descafecol, this process removes 99.9% of the caffeine in the coffee.
The resulting cup is sweet with a heavy mouthfeel and a sparkling orange acidity.