Decaf Los Gigantes, Colombia
Caramel, Blackberry, Chocolate
Not so much a caffeine hit here, but that doesn't mean we are without a fruit punch bowl full of flavor. In an effort to create a decaf that matches the caliber of Ritual's regular offerings, they pre-select coffees with a bright and sweet profile before they're decaffeinated and this one definitely fits the bill!
1500 - 1900 ft
"Incredible decaf starts with a juicy, sweet selection of coffee beans. The coffees of the Desarrollo producer group near the town of Gigante fit the bill perfectly. At the Descafecol plant in Manizales, the caffeine is removed, as though by magic, using naturally occurring Ethyl Acetate derived from sugar cane. A process that preserves all those delightful flavors as it removes the caffeine through a long soaking process."
Ritual Coffee Roasters prides itself on sourcing from smallholder farmers, paying sustainable base prices, and providing financial incentives for hitting quality targets. This relational practice represents not only a promise to partner with producers long term but it drives quality right into our kitchens and nooks. Sure, there's a lot of science, procedures and maticulous details that impact the flavor and quality in the both unroasted and roasted coffee, before you grind and brew but that hasn't stopped them from making that conversation and it's results approachable for the everyday coffee drinker. Bringing that kind of value is an intentional practice from helping to give coffee producing regions the ability to reinvest in their farms, to creating better coffee for everyone; starting from that special little seed to your morning ritual cup.