Small Planes Coffee- Decaf Desvelato
Variety: Caturra, Tabi, Castillo
Altitude: 1450-1700 masl
Processing: Fully Washed, E.A. Processed Decaf
Tasting Notes: Caramel, Baking Spices, Nutty
'Desvelado' translates to ‘sleepless’: a lighthearted joke, or a seriously fitting name for a decaffeinated coffee. ‘Unable to sleep after too much El Rincon espresso? Try our Decaf Desvelado!’
We’re tasting yellow fruits, baking spices, and soft nuttiness. There’s definitely a cheerful acidity in this decaf, but it’s supported by smooth sweetness, especially like milk chocolate and chewy caramel. Don’t be surprised if you feel like you’re drinking a sugar cookie.
The E.A. Decaffeination process uses ethyl acetate, a compound derived from sugar cane ethanol and acetic acid, to dissolve the caffeine that naturally occurs in green coffee seeds. Because the seeds remain relatively intact throughout the E.A. process, the coffee is able to retain more sweetness and complexity.
Small Planes Coffee is a specialty roasting company founded by Ryan and Jill Jensen in the spring of 2017 to foster a greater intimacy between the coffees and the communities they love. Our roastery is located in northeast Washington, D.C., just a short walk from the National Arboretum. We believe coffee, done well and with purpose, can draw us closer. Small Planes pursues the following values: fostering community from producer to consumer; continually striving to offer coffees of the highest quality; sustaining ethically-minded business practices; and investing in long-lasting personal connections.