Colombia La Serrania Decaf

Colombia La Serrania Decaf – Single Origin Espresso

12 oz/ 340g


Our coffee is decaffeinated at the Descafecol plant in Manizales, Colombia by using a specialized “combination procedure” utilizing water and ethyl acetate derived from sugar cane molasses. Ethyl acetate is an ester that is found naturally in several fruits and vegetables and Manizales is known for its many sugar cane plantations, making great use of a local product. Ethyl acetate’s low boiling point enables a gentle caffeine extraction from the coffee bean, while pressure or excessive heat treatment are avoided and the natural structure of the green coffee bean cells are retained.

Here are the parameters that we’ve been using with our latest Decaf Epic Espresso (parameters for an 18g VST Precision Filter Basket):

  • 18 grams of freshly ground coffee
  • Timer for 28-32 seconds
  • Pull ~40-41 grams of liquid espresso
  • Grouphead at 200° F
  • 7 bars of pressure