A Decaffeinated Coffee refers to a Coffee extensively low in caffeine following the process of decaffeination. It is not a Coffee entirely without caffeine, contrary to popular belief; however, our Decaffeinated Coffee is the next best thing. Why? Because we decaffeinate Coffee using the CO2 processing method, which is the safest and most efficient method of decaffeinating Coffee.
Our Decaffeinated Coffee is a Central American medium-roasted Coffee touted for its full body and flavour. Seldom do Decaf Coffees taste better than this one, with many other Coffees undergoing the process of decaffeination losing their taste and character. One needn’t worry about such issues with our Decaffeinated Coffee, a beverage of quality and consistency with every sip.
We roast every Coffee using the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system, which primarily uses convection heat transfer to roast the beans. Once roasted, all of our Coffees, as well as our Teas and Tisanes, are packed fresh to order here in our Pluckley-based factory, which is nestled away in the stunning Kentish countryside.
But why choose a Decaf Coffee? One reason is health. Many people are sensitive to caffeine, meaning alternatives are needed to avoid adverse side effects. Our Decaffeinated Coffee is a solution in that sense, while also being no less delicious than any other type of Coffee. Furthermore, NHS Choices, in particular, note that pregnant women should not exceed 200 milligrams of caffeine per day, which is the equivalent of two cups of “regular” Coffee. For that reason, many pregnant women choose Decaffeinated Coffee.
There are four main methods of Decaffeination used by the Coffee Industry. The most widely used method is the Methylene chloride method, which uses Methylene chloride as a solvent to extract the caffeine, resulting in the removal of between 96% and 97% of caffeine content.
However, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company do not use this method owing to its chemical-based processing. We also do not use the Ethyl Acetate method, which despite being a natural chemical found in many fruits, follows similar stages to the Methylene chloride approach. For that reason, we steer clear of the use of Ethyl Acetate, also.
Aside from the CO2 method, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company accommodate the Water process method, also known as the “Swiss Water Process”, which uses hot water to extract both the caffeine and flavour molecules. Once the molecules are extracted, the water is put through a carbon filter, which retains most of the caffeine molecules but returns the flavour molecules to the beans. It accounts for between 94% and 96% of the caffeine content found in Coffee.
However, the question still begs: what is the CO2 method? Often considered the safest of all the processing methods, pressurised liquid Carbon Dioxide is used to extract the small caffeine molecules. Since the flavour molecules are larger, they remain intact. Ultimately, this method extracts between 96% and 98% of caffeine content. It uses no unnatural chemicals and keeps the entirety of its flavour. What more could you want from your morning brew? Buy our Decaffeinated Coffee today.
Origin: Central America.
|Caffeine Level||Decaff (none)|
|Time of Day||Breakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon|
|Country||More Than One Origin|