Country: Colombia, Ethiopia
Process: Washed and Natural
Flavors of cherry, vanilla and butterscotch.
Decaf Eye of the Tiger is a seasonally evolving espresso blend that features in-season coffees. This version is built around a unique and delicious coffee from the Burka Gudina farm in Ethiopia’s Limu growing region. This coffee was processed using the natural method, where the coffee fruit is left to dry whole. The Burka Gudina imparts intense fruit-toned flavors that are rarely found in a decaf espresso. This coffee is also being featuring as a single origin offering as well!
For balance, we included a balanced coffee from Colombia that helps round out the edges and add body to the cup which is especially important in an espresso blend. The coffee is fully washed and grown by smallholder farmers in the Popayán growing region of western Colombia. It retained much of its original flavor intensity through the decaffeination process and adds complexity and depth to the espresso.
We originally developed this seasonal decaffeinated espresso for our cafes, where we continue to serve it in all seven Bay Area locations. We think of it as a delicious espresso that just happens to be decaffeinated. Both components are decaffeinated using the water processed method.