Mustafá Decaf is another great coffee brought to us through our friends at La Real Expedición Botánica (LaREB), the same Colombian collective that brought us Fabio Bados, El Crucero and others.
LaREB brings together small producers from various regions throughout Colombia. Ana Mustafá is the director of the collective, and her family have been coffee farmers in the region for nearly 80 years. She is the third generation, and now runs the coffee farms alongside her father and cousin Claudia. From a sourcing philosophy, the work of LaREB falls right in line with our goal of transparency, quality, and relationship, and we are honored to have a chance to work with these amazing people.
This coffee comes from Pereira, in the Risaralda region, and demonstrates some classic flavors we’ve come to love from the Castillo variety commonly grown in the area. The pallet is immediately greeted with ripe citrus notes of clementine, and the sweetness and mouthfeel leave the drinker with a pleasant, creamy finish reminiscent of nougat. We get the tart acidity of green apple in the mix, helping make this one of the fruitiest and most delicious decafs we’ve ever tried.
Although we know the morning coffee ritual isn’t quite the same without the pick-me-up of that first cup of coffee, we want to make sure everyone has a chance to enjoy some amazing coffees – even without the caffeine.
- EK43 Grinder Setting: 0.5
- In: 19g
- Out: 47-48g
- Time: 28-30 seconds