Colombia is the second largest exporter of Arabica coffee in the world. All coffee grown is Arabica species, and mostly all is grown at high elevation and wet processed.

Supremo is the country’s highest grade though the highest elevation coffee can be smaller and thus not able to make the size grade although more concentrated.

Colombia coffee has a well-earned reputation as having fine body, pleasant acidity and clean flavor. Each region brings a little something different to the final product.

Colombia Supremo screen 18, is more a grading of the highest grade of Colombian coffee beans and the largest bean size produced.

It is decaffeinated by the all natural Mountain Water Decaffeination Process.

csdThese beans when roasted have a superior appearance for decaf. They roast and cup much like their non-decaffeinated Supremo counterpart.

The Mountain Water Decaf process uses clear, pure water from the glaciers and highest mountain in Mexico. In the decaffeination process, the green coffee beans are immersed in water in order to extract the caffeine. The water constains the soluble components of the coffee beans which hold the elements of the individual coffee’s flavor, so that during the extraction of the caffeine the beans maintain their original taste components. The resulting coffee is 99.9 caffeine free. Once decaffeination is finished the beans are dried and packed. We are finding the coffee decaffeinated in this ultra modern Mexican plant to be the purest and cleanest we have found. In addition, the process can be performed on relatively small lots of coffee – this means top quality coffees, rather than volume coffees – can be decaffeinated. Top coffees decaffeinated this way are a real break-through.

Roast this coffee to Full City or FC+ to obtain a complete taste profile but you can also go darker if your tastes run that direction.

Cupping Charcteristics: This coffee  is clean and bright, with full, lingering body. It possesses honey-like sweetness and pleasingly tart elements. It is full of complex flavour notes not usually found in decaffeinated coffees.