Kaha Decaf Blend

Kaha Decaf Blend

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Notes of: Dark Chocolate, Molasses, Smooth

Kaha Decaf Blend - for those who don't want the jitters, but still want amazing flavor!

 

When crafting our Kaha Decaf blend, we approached it with the following goals in mind:

  • A structured flavor profile as opposed to a typical "dull" tasting decaf
  • Tastes just as good with Milk, Cream, Almond or Oat Milk, as it does on its own
  • Can be brewed across multiple brew methods such as a drip machine, pour over, as well as immersion style brewing such as the French Press and Aeropress
  • A balance of flavors including Dark Chocolate and Molasses
  • We wanted a three dimensional profile of: sweetness, dark chocolate, and a long aftertaste

 

Our primary goal when creating this decaf was to have a blend that offered structured flavor notes, without being a dull tasting coffee. We found that coffees from Brazil when decaffeinated were almost indistinguishable from their caffeinated counterparts - making our decaf blend extremely drinkable across most brew methods and able to stand up very well to Milk, Cream, Almond or Oat Milk.

The decaffeination process we selected for this coffee uses ethyl acetate (E.A.). The decaffeination process works by soaking the green coffee beans in a solution of E.A., which bonds to the salts of chlorogenic acid in the coffee, and allows for the removal of caffeine in the beans. The coffee beans are removed from the solution and steamed at low pressure to remove the E.A. compounds, with the finished product retaining its flavor integrity but containing almost no caffeine (the beans will contain a maximum of 0.01–0.03% caffeine). The E.A. decaffeination process is not only safe, it is extremely effective at removing caffeine while preserving the flavor integrity of the coffee. To learn more about the E.A. Decaffeination process, click here.


Roast Level: Medium-Dark Roast Type: Filter Roast - Our approach to roasting this decaf coffee is quite different to how we approach our other offerings. Our approach is to drop this coffee into our roaster at a cooler drum temperature to prevent any scorching to the porous green coffee caused by the Decaffeination process, preventing any bitter or burnt flavors. About mid way into the roast cycle, we apply maximum heat for a few minutes and then gradually decrease it while adding airflow to pull any smoke away from the beans. We found this method helps bring out this coffees sweetness and gives it the vibrancy that makes it hard to tell this is a Decaffeinated coffee. These notes are further complimented with the addition of Milk, Cream, Almond or Oat Milk.


Recommended Brew Methods: Hario V60, Chemex, Kalita Wave, Beehouse Brewer, Clever Dripper, AeroPress, French Press and all Electric Drip coffee makers and Espresso. 


*Like other fruits, coffee is seasonal and we love that! Because of this seasonality, we will occasionally switch out a component for another coffee variety with very similar characteristics. By changing the components with the seasons, we are able to offer the most vibrant coffee flavors all year round, which also allows for importing the freshest green coffee possible.


Current Components - 100% Brazil Serra Negra - Natural


Brazil Coffee Details

Country Brazil
Region South Minas
Farm Various smallholder farmers
Variety Bourbon, Catuai, Typica, Yellow Bourbon
Altitude 1200 masl
Proc. Method Natural, ethyl acetate decaffeinated