This lot of decaffeinated coffee in particular consists of small batches of beans. This coffee was decaffeinated using the Ethyl Acetate (EA) decaffeination process.
Ethyl acetate is produced by esterification between ethyl alcohol, which is derived from the fermentation of sugar cane, and acetic acid. The green coffee is submerged in a wash of water and ethyl acetate, during which the ethyl acetate bonds with the caffeine in the coffee and begins to extract it from the green seeds. The EA solution is flushed and the process is repeated until reaching a minimum decaffeination level of 97%. Finally, the green coffee is steamed to remove any remaining ethyl acetate from the seeds.
This batch is not from our farm but with the same quality of all the coffees that we carrie.