Sleep Well Beast - Omni Decaf
The tastiest decaf you'll find. A caramalized sweetness, great cacao notes and a buttery body.
Washed | Sugarcane Decaf
|Variety||Caturra, Castillo, Colombia|
El Carmen Washing Station
|Taste Notes||Crème Brûlée, Cacao, Orange Jam, Cherry|
El Carmen is located in the mountainous Huila district of Columbia. Farmers grow Caturra, Castillo & Colombia varietals here and are supported by Red Associations. This organisation works with coffee producing families to stabilize farmer incomes and control a larger part of the coffee processing value chain (mainly in drying and parchment selection to avoid that farmers need to ‘wet-sell’ their coffees at unfavourable prices). For producer members, these systematic changes result in 2.5 x the profit generated through coffee, compared with the average income over the past 5 years. The coffee is fully washed before it is decaffeinated.
Sugarcane decaffeination relies on ethyl acetate, an organic compound derived from the fermentation of sugarcane. It’s preferable to traditional Swiss Water Decaf (SWD) for taste, economic sustainability and ecological footprint. Ethyl acetate does a much better job at separating caffeine molecules without affecting the 1000+ aromatic compounds present in green coffee beans. As sugarcane is abundantly available in Colombia, the decaffeination is done locally, leaving more economic value at origin. As a result there’s no need to ship the coffee to SWD factories in Canada, saving a polluting shipment.
So how does it work? First green coffee is steamed for 30 minutes to open its pores so that caffeine can be extracted. The coffee is then placed in a solution of water and Ethyl Acetate, a naturally occurring compound and solvent derived through the fermentation of sugarcane. This solvent bonds to the salts of chlorogenic acids in coffee, allowing for the extraction of caffeine. Once 97% of caffeine is extracted, the coffee is ready for a final low-pressure steaming that removes the remaining traces of Ethyl Acetate.
How We Brew It
||Use a scale to measure your dose and yield (= brewed liquid). Use soft water (100-150ppm).|
Grind 19g of coffee at a fine espresso setting (EK43 : 1.1)
||Distribute the coffee evenly in your portafilter and tamp level.|
||Lock in the portafilter, gentle but firm. Don't crack the coffee bed.|
||Start the machine. Measure 40g of brewed liquid in your cup in 26 seconds.
||If the coffee runs too fast, grind finer. If the coffee runs too slow, grind coarser.|
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- Shipping Cost : €7.5
- Free shipping as of €35
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How do I start?
Simple. Login to your account, go to any of our coffees, select the number of bags & grind size. Click “Subscribe” (instead of “one off purchase”) and add to your cart. Repeat this for every coffee you wish to add to your subscription. You can even add some Oatly. Ready? Check out your cart. You’ll get the order shipped to your door every 30 days.
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