*DECAF Brazil - Vale De Sol / ( Hazelnuts & Milk Chocolate.)
You know what's worse than no caffeine?
Too much caffeine.
Well, no. Not really. No caffeine is actually pretty atrocious. BUT sometimes you can have too much. Luckily, caffeine doesn't really contribute to the flavour of a coffee.
So great tasting coffee without the sleepless nights is possible!
Why do I hate decaf then?
Decaf isn't as popular- So ordering a decaf espresso a few years ago might have meant you were served old stale beans ground last week by the dodgy back-up grinder. (after coffee quality, grind is the next big influencer of taste.) Also, decaffeination costs money. So to keep the cost of decaf beans competitive, cheap low grade coffee would be used, and then roasted nice and dark to cover up those faulty flavours.
You guessed it, If you use a premium quality bean and treat it with the same respect as a regular buzzy-bean, you'll get a coffee that taste just as good!
I heard decaf will give me cancer.
Well, we certainly hope not. Concerns were raised that known carcinogens are used as chemical solvents to remove caffeine from beans. However ALL the decaf we buy is processed either using the swiss water process or using CO2. Both are entirely harmless.
- Decaffeinated using sparkling water process
- Works well as espresso (sweet and balanced)
- Red fruit, hazelnuts and milk chocolate.
About the Farm:
The Garcia family took on Fazenda Vale Del Sol in 2008. Since then they’ve applied their knowledge of agricultural engineering to the farming process. With specialist knowledge on plant reproduction and nutrition they have been able to create the ideal growing conditions for their coffee trees. This has led to a drastic cut in their use of agro-chemicals. Soil integrity is now maintained by planting native fruit trees, grasses and banana plants between the coffee trees. This also provides partial shade that coffea arabica thrives in.