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Origin Information

Grower
Producers organized with PT. Indokom Citra Persada
Variety
Caturra, Catimor, Typica Linie S
Region
North Sumatra, Sumatra, Indonesia
Harvest
September - June
Altitude
1300- 1700 masl
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Wet Hulled and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

Decaf Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1 EA Natural Process is decaffeinated using Ethyl Acetate (EA). In this method the green beans are steamed or soaked to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The expanded beans are then soaked in EA, a naturally occurring organic compound found in many fruits and vegetables which can be synthesized for coffee decaffeination. In the presence of EA, caffeine bonds with the compound and is drawn out of the bean. The decaffeinated coffee is then removed from the EA solvent, rinsed thoroughly, re-dried and re-bagged for transport.