How long IS a piece of string? Decaffeinated Sample
Take a sip for a cup that’s sweet, chocolatey and moreishly similar to malt loaf. Yum!
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Counting Chimps, it is your turn.
The cosy taste of malt loaf, warm from the oven and sticky with fruit… Pair with crisp apple and chocolate, and you’re onto a winner!
Or, more specifically, a description of this AMAZING Lavado coffee!
How to Brew
While this coffee tastes awesome in every device, our favourites are an espresso machine, Aeropress & moka pot.
If you want to know more, see our brew guides for making coffee.
Behind the Scenes
We source this eye-poppingly delicious coffee from seven small coffee farms in Huila, Colombia. The growers come from four coffee-producing regions in the Huilan department: Acevedo, Palestina, Pitalito and Timana.
Huila is Colombia’s premier coffee region. Not only was it the first historical department in the country to begin producing coffee. Not only does it sport some very nice high altitudes. And not only is its climate ideal for coffee. But, great news, it’s home to mineral-rich volcanic soil the arabica plants just love! All these come together to create a stellar bean that impresses with it’s acidity-sweetness balance.
Fancy meeting some of the producers? You’ll find Don Gabriel Castana and his son, Jeferson Castaño Motta, in Acevedo, Duverney Sanchez in Pitalito and Carlos Guamanga in Paicol!
What Does the Score Mean?
Speciality coffee receives a score to gain its speciality title. Coffee cupping is the name of the tasting process that decides this score. Certified Q Graders experience the coffee in strict conditions and award points for aspects such as aroma, acidity and mouthfeel. When tallied up, these points give us the coffee’s overall score. Don’t add up to 80? Then you’ve got a sub-standard commodity coffee. 80 points or more? Then you’ve got an awesome coffee with speciality status! Want to know more? Check out our coffee cupping guide.
Speciality coffees are full of flavour, whether they are rich, chocolatey cups or fruity coffees reminding you of summer. Coffee this (naturally) good takes skill and effort; only the best coffee farmers grow these groovy beans! As coffee-lovin’ coffee roasters, we want to make the farmers proud and put all the awesome coffee flavours centre stage.
Small batch roasting is how our magic comes about. Roasting by hand in 12kg batches ensures every roast is perfectly tailored, while regular roasting (we’re talking multiple times each week) means every Two Chimps bag is fresh, fresh, fresh! All of our coffees are different, so we build bespoke roast recipes to suit each bean. And we never over roast, never ever. Over-roasting is a cheeky way of masking the nasty flavours in low-grade beans and gives a bitter edge to the final cup. We only source the ripest, best-tasting beans, so there’s no need to roast them up to their eyeballs. Perfect roast for a perfect, naturally sweet flavour… that’s Two Chimps!
The Decaffeination Process
These speciality decaf beans are decaffeinated by the sugar cane decaffeination process. Sugar cane is readily available in Colombia and this process decaffeinates your coffee using an organic compound found in the sugar cane crop. The compound is derived from a clever mix of acetic acid (more commonly known as vinegar!) and a natural extract distilled from the sugar cane.
So, how does it work? First off, decaf specialists steam the green beans to open up their pores and enable the caffeine extraction. The natural sugar cane solution then rinses repeatedly over the beans to dissolve their caffeine. A pure water wash comes next, before the beans are partially dried until 10-12% humidity remains.
This natural decaffeination method gives a pretty dandy decaf. Why? It’s all down to the absence of excess heat and pressure which, if present, would disturb the bean’s cellular structure.
The Nuts and Bolts
Roast Style: Medium/Medium Dark
Varietal(s): Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Decaffeinated processing method: Sugarcane decaffeination
Altitude: 1500-2300 metres above sea level
Region: Huila and Cauca
What does this all mean? Check out our Jargon Buster.
Why buy speciality coffee from us?
We pay between 30 and 150% more for our coffee than the going rate. This ensures that the farmers receive the support, training, facilities and income they deserve for producing such amazing coffee.
We couldn’t do it with you, so thank you for choosing Two Chimps Coffee!
Where does the name come from?
Here’s a question for your next coffee break: how long is a piece of string? No, seriously, how long is it?? I need to know!