Speedwell Coffee Company
Decaf Colombia

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Plymouth, Massachusetts


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Roast Level: Light Medium
Bean Source Country: Colombia
Varietal: Caturra, Colombia
Process: Sugarcane
Character: Milk chocolate, cinnamon, pomegranate
Farmers: Various small hold producers from Huila province

The process of naturally decaffeinating this Colombia coffee uses sugarcane ethyl acetate (E.A.) decaffeination. This method begins with the fermentation of sugarcane molasses to produce ethanol. This ethanol is then combined with acetic acid to form ethyl acetate, which is used to remove caffeine from the coffee beans. Contrary to what the name may suggest, the final product contains no sugar.

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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1199 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    The flavor of this decaf reminds me instantly of the holidays, and I can imagine myself drinking it with my family around the fireplace. I think that's because there's a prominent holiday spice and sugar plum flavor to it. It's also naturally sweet (a touch of maple?) and very smooth. A very good decaf.

    Cupping Method:On a cold, rainy day in September at Clover Food Labs

    10 months ago ยท See more from Theodore (Ted)

More Details

Roast Level: Light Medium
A Light Medium Roast coffee, sometimes referred to as a "City Roast" or "American Roast," lies between a light and medium roast. This roast level strikes a balance by preserving the coffee bean's unique characteristics while allowing for a moderate development of body and flavor. The beans have a medium brown color, exhibiting a slight sheen of oils, providing a more balanced and nuanced flavor profile. A Light Medium Roast typically highlights the coffee's inherent fruity, floral, or citrus notes, while also providing some of the deeper, richer flavors associated with medium roasts.
Bean Source Country: Colombia
Colombian coffees are known for their balanced taste, featuring bright acidity, medium body, and a range of flavors, including fruity notes, caramel sweetness, and nutty undertones. Colombia's worldwide reputation for producing great coffee at scale is well-deserved. Increasingly some of the best microlot specialty roasts are coming from Colombia thanks to their expertise in cultivation and process.
Decaffeinated coffee has undergone a process to remove most of the caffeine content while preserving its flavor and aroma. There are three primary decaffeination methods. The solvent-based method involves soaking coffee beans in water to dissolve the caffeine, followed by adding a solvent, such as methylene chloride or ethyl acetate, to bind to the caffeine molecules selectively. The Swiss Water Process (SWP) is a chemical-free method that relies on the principles of solubility and osmosis. Finally, the carbon dioxide method involves using supercritical carbon dioxide to extract caffeine from the coffee beans. Decaf coffee typically retains most of the flavor and aroma of regular coffee but with a significantly reduced caffeine content (around 2-3%).

Best Rated Roasts of Speedwell Coffee Company

Speedwell Coffee Company is a coffee roaster from Plymouth, MA United States. We have 25 cataloged roasts with 12 total reviews with a score of 4.58.

International Rank: #29 out of 874
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
Name Roast Level Bean Source
Medium Americas Blend
Medium Dark -
- Burundi
Light Medium Colombia
Light Medium International Blend
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