Decaf Eye of the Tiger Espresso
Peach, Graham Cracker, Caramel
Decaf Eye of the Tiger Espresso $18.25
Smooth, medium body with flavors of peach, cherry, graham cracker, and caramel.
Citrusy, Chocolatey, Spicy
Decaf Eye of the Tiger is a seasonally evolving espresso blend that features in-season coffees. This version is built around a coffee from a group of producers that are part of the Nasa Wes’x indigenous community of Gaitania in the Planadas municipality of Southern Colombia. Prior to the peace accord signed by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2016, Gaitania had the monumental designation of being the only community in the country to hold an official peace agreement with the armed forces, which was signed by the Nasa Wes’x people in 1996. This coffee’s delicate blend of fruity and spicy flavors creates the foundation for this dynamic decaffeinated espresso.
For balance and body, we included a coffee from Peru that complements the Gaitania lot beautifully. Grown by members of the Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Selva Central (APROSELVA) cooperative based in the Junín growing region, this coffee adds complexity and depth to the espresso, as well as a caramel-like sweetness. The coffee community has retained much of its indigenous culture and many group members continue to speak native languages. The group is also committed to the preservation of the environment and local wildlife, holding both Organic and Bird Friendly certifications. Together these coffees create a delicious espresso that pairs well with milk yet can stand on its own.
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. All components are certified organic and decaffeinated using the water process method.
Although every espresso grinder and machine is different, we have seen success with these brewing specifications in our lab:
- Grams In: 19
- Grams Out: 35
- Time: 26 - 29 seconds
- Resting Time Suggested: 12 days.