Calendar Coffee- Decaffeinated Espresso | Colombia
Sugarcane E.A. Decaffeination is a natural process that not only maintains fantastic integrity of green coffee flavour, but also allows Calendar to offer a coffee that is grown, processed and decaffeinated all at source. This coffee is processed at the Descafecol plant in Manzales, Colombia where Ethyl Acetate derived from 100% sugarcane and mountain water is used to remove 99.7% of the caffeine present.
With the full decaffeination process happening at origin, this provides a secondary income to the country and has benefits for both the environment and cup quality. Unlike other decaffeinated coffees that are sent to Mexico, Germany or Canada for processing, this coffee is shipped directly to the Calendar European warehouse. By minimising the time spent in transit, they are able to offer a decaf that is better for the environment, fresh and delicious.
Calendars story began in 2014 at Workshop Coffee in London. It was here where Zarah and Dan learnt that the best tasting coffees were almost always the most recently harvested. For something that has such a big impact on quality, they were surprised this information is rarely shared with the customer. Coffee is best treated like any other fresh produce, and they saw an opportunity to improve quality through the way they source and the producers Calendar works with.
Over the next two years, the idea for a seasonal roastery started to take shape and in November 2017, they relocated to their hometown of Galway to make their dream a reality. Following the harvest calendar, the coffees and origins they work with are always changing, depending on which countries are harvesting and the coffees that taste best. By sourcing just the right amount to meet seasonal demand, Calendar are able to build a diverse range that is sweet and full of flavour all year round!
But it’s not just about great tasting coffee. Environmental responsibility is at the heart of everything they do, and their goal is to build a coffee company for the future. Calendar are constantly looking for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and be kinder to our planet. By no means perfect, but they've made it their mission to do better.