The coffee beans you brew are actually the processed and roasted seeds from a fruit, which is called a coffee cherry. Even though the coffee beans are seeds, they are referred to as "beans" because of their resemblance to true beans. Coffee trees can grow to more than 9 meters and live up to 100 years!!
This coffee has been selected at origin for its quality and then naturally decaffeinated in Colombia using locally grown sugarcane. The beans are steamed for 30 minutes to open their pores ready for caffeine extraction. They are then placed in a solution of water and Ethyl Acetate (which although sounds like a chemical solvent, is actually produced naturally through the fermentation of sugarcane!) and the extraction begins. Once the beans are saturated, the tank is drained and the beans are resubmerged in a new solution. This cycle continues for about 8 hours until all of the caffeine has been removed. The beans are then steamed again, dried and polished.
The results are excellent and this particular decaf has great tasting notes of chocolate and peach. If you have been put off by a substandard decaf in the past and are open to trying something new, then why don't you try a small bag of this game changer. You can enjoy the taste of coffee just before bed, it won't keep you up all night and the taste is spot on.
Now what does it taste like? Well, the tasting notes detect chocolate, floral and peach flavours. Why not try some yourself?!
Using these Coffee Beans
The roasters recommend a brew ration of 1:2 for an espresso, so grind 18g of these beans, and let it run through the espresso machine until you have 36g / 36ml coffee.
Columbian Naturally Decaffeinated Coffee Beans
Ingredients: Ground coffee beans
For allergens see ingredients in bold.
Due to the way our food is stored and packaged, this product may contain traces of other allergens due to cross-contamination.
Your coffee’s greatest enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light.
Store in an airtight container in a dark, cool, dry place. A cabinet near the oven is often too warm, and so is a spot on the kitchen counter that gets strong afternoon sun.
To keep the great flavour, use within 14 days. The coffee will keep for up to 6 months but the flavour won't be as good. See best before date.