Decaffeinated Beans

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Decaffeinated coffee beans. Fresh roasted, packed in 250G bags. Fitted with a one way valve. 100% Arabica this decaff coffee is very popular.  Comprising product from Brazil and central Americas.

The coffee is decaffeinated using the MC Decaff method. MC stands for Methylene Chloride. This is a transparent and sweet liquid.

First of all the Colombian coffee beans are steamed. Steaming causes the caffeine to move to the outside of the green bean. The MC is applied and removes the caffeine. The coffee is then re-steamed to remove any remaining Methylene Chloride.

The green coffee beans are then dried out prior to roasting in the usual way. The MC evaporates at anything up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Coffee is typically roasted at 350 to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore very little is left behind.

This solution is ideal because it leaves the majority of the flavour in place. Most noteworthy there is no such thing as a caffeine free coffee bean. At best there will be 7 – 13% left behind. No matter how exotic a process is named. They are all a bit messy and none are perfect.

Decaffeinated coffee beans are 100% Arabica A smooth tasting and sweet blend which is very popular mostly in affluent areas.