THE LOVE OF COFFEE:
Few things irk me more than the "death before decaf" motto. I fell in love with coffee for its flavour, uniqueness, and rituals (caffeine is just a magical bonus). Meaning I love well-processed and well-roasted decaf because it is every bit as delicious as a caffeinated cup. Our motto: Long live decaf and death before dark roast.
This is naturally decaffeinated using ethyl acetate. For the process, a molasses derived from spent sugar cane ferments to create ethanol. It is mixed with the acetic acid common to vinegar to create a perfect caffeine solvent. Following application, steaming beans leaves a traceable residue of one part per million.
It is understandable that Decaf sometimes gets a bad rap because historically it was never well-grown green and typically is roasted too hot and too fast. However, if you start with great coffee, like the El Tablón de Gomez, and roast it with the decaf processing in mind, you get a cup that is fudgy with loads of cooked cherries and grape jam.
Concord Grape, Raspberry & Fudge.
El Tablón de Gomez.
Colombia, Caturra & Castillo.
Fully-Washed & Ethyl acetate by Descafecol.
Red Fox Merchants.
Decaf is 340g of Beautiful Coffee.