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Did Someone Say DECAF?

Shop House Coffee Roastery brings you the Colombian Decaf Coffee - the newest addition to our speciality coffee offering.

Ever since we started our little specialty coffee roastery we've always been asked, 'do you have any Decaf Coffee?' Unfortunately we always replied with 'No... we just can't find a specialty Decaf coffee which is full of flavour and not full of chemicals!' Until NOW!

After sampling lots, and we mean lots of different types of decaffeinated coffee from all over the world, we finally came across this special bean from Colombia, which has been grown in Cauca, Tolima, Antioquia and Eje Cafetero regions before heading to Sucafina Colombia HQ to go through its naturally occurring Sugarcane decaffeination process.

There are many different ways to decaffeinate coffee, but unfortunately some of the methods used can really decreased the quality and flavour of the bean and also use some pretty nasty chemicals to extract the caffeine. This is why we were so picky when choosing our decaf coffee to make sure the process was as naturally occurring as possible while still retaining a flavoursome brew. Sugarcane decaffeination utilizes a naturally occurring compound, ethyl acetate (EA) to decaffeinate coffee. The EA used in this process is derived from molasses (a by product of sugar production). Since EA is naturally-occurring, the process is labelled as “naturally decaffeinated.” The EA process is relatively simple. The coffee beans are moistened with water and EA is circulated throughout. The EA binds with the caffeine in the bean and extracts the caffeine while leaving most of the other flavour compounds. After the desired caffeine level is reached, the EA residue on the beans is removed by steaming them.

While most decafs out there use older coffees, here they start with high quality coffee sourced sustainably and knowing that the decaffeination process will magnify sweetness and acidity, they carefully source for high body, high sweetness and low acidity. This allows for a strong foundation, creating a balanced, chocolatey and sweet cup that we’re confident is the best on the market.

We have found this bean tastes best when roasted to a medium to dark roast. This coffee produces an excellent cup without the caffeine, it will give you your coffee kick you without keeping you up at night, taking decaf coffee to the next level.

What to try it for yourself? Click here to buy now!

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