La Falda Decaf, Colombia , , ,

This sugarcane decaf is full of sweet nutty and chocolatey notes. A buttery aroma leads into buttercream and milk chocolate notes, with almond and Brazil nuts in the finish. There’s a mild lemon citric acidity and a caramel mouthfeel to elevate its profile – this decaf will perform particularly well with milk!

When you drive through the small town of Garzón, the two things that stand out are the number of churches and the number of coffee buyers – this religious area has always relied on coffee as its main economic activity.

In recent years, however, the area has had huge problems with leaf rust. This prolific disease combined with a government incentive to plant rust-resistant varieties convinced the majority of producers in the region to switch away from traditional varieties – but unfortunately these resistant varieties have not proved to produce great cup quality, meaning that a lot of producers from Garzón are now just producing commercial grade coffee.

However, some quality focused producers did keep their traditional varieties and with much hard work they have managed to keep the leaf rust at bay. These outstanding farmers produce the coffee for La Falda. The name, meaning “skirt”, comes from the shape of the mountains against the horizon beyond Garzón.

Weight

Grind

Clear

quantity

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£8.95£32.95

Region

Colombia

Variety

Castillo, Cattura, Colombia,

Altitude

1400 - 1800 masl

Process

Washed, Sugarcane Decaffeination

Notes

Almond, buttercream, milk chocolate