How long IS a piece of string? Decaffeinated Coffee

A stunning single origin decaffeinated coffee from small producers in Columbia. Dive in, or scroll to read more.

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    Take a sip for a cup that’s sweet, chocolatey and moreishly similar to malt loaf. Yum!

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Coffee Origins

The nuts and bolts
  • Roast Style

    Medium/Medium Dark

  • Varietal(s)

    Castillo, Caturra, Colombia

  • Decaffeinated processing method

    Sugar cane decaffeination

  • Altitude

    1500-2300 metres above sea level

  • Country


  • Certification


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  • Tastes Like

    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

    This coffee is a Medium/Medium Dark roast, so works well in pressure devices such as an espresso maker, AeroPress or moka pot. However, it’ll brew very happily in any device!

    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!

  • Roasting

    Roasting is key to achieving uber-delicious coffee. Even the best speciality beans will taste bog-standard if the roast isn’t spot on.

    Luckily, we know the secrets behind a great roast, so your coffee beans are in safe hands! Small-batch roasting comes first, as this means we can customise every roast to the specific requirements of the beans. Then there’s our hand-roasting technique: rather than letting a machine take the lead, we use all our senses to time each roast to the second.

    What comes next? Ahhh, that would be our regular roasting. We roast our speciality beans multiple times a week to ensure that we always send the freshest coffee beans to your door.

    Ordered some coffee from us? We’ll have roasted it only days before. Yum!

  • What does the score mean?

    Every speciality coffee has a score: a jolly number out of 100. If this number is below 80, the coffee isn’t speciality. It’s commodity, instead and ends up in supermarket instant and chain café cups. It’ll give you caffeine, but it won’t give you FLAVOUR.

    Want coffee that is super-delicious, free from defects and perfectly sweet? Yeees? Then speciality coffee scoring 80 points plus is for you!

    Speciality coffee ticks all the boxes. From acidity and balance to mouthfeel and aroma, it’s the best all around! Certified Q Graders test the coffee on all these factors (and more) before giving it a score. The coffee gets the speciality title if that score is 80 or more!

    But, a word of advice. Don’t choose coffee based purely on the cupping score. Higher scores often indicate more experimental coffees, or ones with some offbeat flavours. This doesn’t mean you’ll like the coffee taste any more. Go with your gut – you know what you like most!

    Two Chimps coffees all sit in the 80-90 range. We tend not to source anything in the high 90s, as this is often a marker of a very very rare coffee (rather than one we think you’ll love)! We always keep flavour and smiles in mind when selecting your coffee range!

  • 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

    Certification: Speciality

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  • Why buy speciality coffee from us?

    Our speciality coffees taste good, do good, smell good…

    Choosing speciality beans from our little Rutland roastery means that you’re getting the very finest, ethically sourced coffee. We keep our supply chain to a minimum to make sure that a higher percentage of the profits go straight to the farmers. What’s more, our roastery is carbon neutral, so you know you are getting top-notch coffee that takes care of the planet.

    We’re a jolly bunch of people with a genuine passion for coffee. Just give us a call if you fancy chatting coffee – we’re always on hand to help!

  • 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!

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Dave Noon
Dave Noon
20:37 08 Feb 23
Can’t recommend two chimps coffee enough, found them at a local food market giving out free samples and it was the most amazing coffee I’d ever tasted and I’ve been hooked ever since, that was about 4-5 years ago, maybe even longer, their service is amazing and their coffee is genuinely some of the best around, great company and ethos, I dread to think how many bags of coffee I’ve had from them but every single one has been delicious and they make great gifts too.If you want great coffee and want to get your great coffee from people with a real passion for coffee then Two Chimps are the people to speak to.Their packaging is also 100% recyclable which is nice and shows they care.Keep up the good work guys.
Tony Good
Tony Good
11:51 30 Jan 23
Great coffee, great service, delivered to my door!Love the variety with the mystery subscription every two weeks.If you're a coffee junkie, or even if you just want to improve the quality of the coffee you drink, you can't go wrong!
Fraser S
Fraser S
10:31 30 Jan 23
I love Two Chimps coffee, and I love the way the company works. The small team are friendly and responsive and fun. They added special notes to my delivery on request, to make sure my crazy dogs don’t get a chance to attack the package!The coffee is excellent quality, e.g. hand-picked instead of machine picked (to avoid under or overripe beans that make the coffee sour or bitter). This means I actually save money, as I’ll make myself a good quality cup and take it with me, instead of risking a bitter or sour takeaway from a café where I don’t know if the barrista is skilled or not.Plus, using my home Stovetop moka pot is a great way to get away from my desk and focus on something non work for 5 minutes…and the kitchen is filled with a satisfying coffee smell. Making a quality coffee is also a way that I can just demonstrate some everyday love for my partner.
Liya Ye
Liya Ye
19:24 29 Jan 23
Have been a customer at Two Chimps Coffee for two years now and I have never been disappointed. Every now and then, we get to try different coffees and switch things around. Love the little surprises they send sometimes as well! Overall a very pleasant experience.
Andy Burton
Andy Burton
10:20 26 Oct 22
I bought some two chimps coffee from a local deli and was impressed. I followed that by buying a couple of 50g sample packs which were delivered a few hours later. I live locally and requested delivery by post due to my work commitments and I guess the two chimps team found the time to pop them round. Can’t complain about the service! So I’ve tried 3 different roasts and like them all. This is the only coffee I’ve drunk outside of Melbourne Australia that has no bitterness at all - they are all really smooth. I’ll definitely be buying more.
Nick Matchett
Nick Matchett
15:02 05 Oct 22
The coffee blending experience was a great way to spend a Sunday morning. Very enlightening, good fun, and the coffee is genuinely excellent. Andy and Laura's passion for their business and their product comes shining through - clearly a business that prioritises substance over style, but manages to do pretty well as far as the latter is concerned in any case!
Andrea Stevens
Andrea Stevens
19:51 27 Sep 22
Did the Barista Basics workshop, absolutely loved it! Andy was very welcoming and so informative, he really knows his stuff and is a great teacher. After demonstrations we were let loose to have a go with the machines ourselves, with some very drinkable results. Thanks Andy! :)
Karen Mitchell
Karen Mitchell
17:36 16 Sep 22
First tried this coffee when visiting relatives in Rutland. Self catering cottage supplied the coffee and when back home decided to order some. The coffees are lovely and we like the different varieties. I buy decaf on subscription and like to look out for new coffees to try. The delivery and service is excellent and I would highly recommend.
Polly Wainwright
Polly Wainwright
22:20 03 Jul 22
This was bought for us as a Christmas gift, so we weren't totally sure what to expect. We were made very welcome, and there was a huge amount of information. Great tasting of 5 very different coffees, and a chance to make your own blend from these 5 different beans. Easy place to find, ample opportunity to ask questions, very knowledgeable 'Two Chimps' !!
Matthew Harrison
Matthew Harrison
16:49 18 Feb 22
First and foremost, the coffee is excellent: varied, well chosen and with accurate tasting notes. I have found the subscription service to be reliable and good valuable - the coffee arrives fresh and undamaged, without over packaging and is packaged in such always as to be delivered through the letterbox. The website is a pleasure to use, and in addition to the coffee, there is a wide range of coffee making apparatus and consumables such as filters for V60 and Chemex. These are reasonably priced and always dispatched promptly. Finally, there is a knowledgeable human at the end of the phone should you have a question.
Veronica Wands
Veronica Wands
16:18 08 Feb 22
I look forward every week to receiving my lovely freshly roasted coffee beans and their quirky names always make me smile! The service is superb and speedy, nothing is ever a problem. I bought an Aeropress coffee maker for a Christmas present and had great advice from Laura. I would (and do) highly recommend them.
The Pethericks
The Pethericks
09:45 05 Feb 22
Where have you been all my life?!I can only drink decaf, and I drink it black, so it's got to be great coffee. Until now, I've never found one that doesn't have any bitterness or is weirdly weak. The "how many llamas ... " coffee is truly outstanding! Smooth, full of flavour, and sets my day up just nicely, thank you very much.Thank you Two Chimps. Great mornings are finally here.
Rachel Woods
Rachel Woods
09:44 16 Jan 22
I was really delighted with my Christmas hamper from ActionCOACH Oakham. Even more delighted that it contained your coffee. I like to seek out independent coffee roasters and I will be definitely be buying more - it was delicious!
nick holbrow
nick holbrow
12:34 25 Oct 21
Getting decent coffee is a pain, well at least it was. I discovered two chimps through a friend and I don’t regret it. They provide high quality coffee delivered to my door and there is always a different one to try. A lot of single origin coffees which all have different flavours, their coffee is ethically sourced. No query is too much trouble and their website is easy to use. However they don’t just do coffee but their hot chocolate is good, as are their teas. Mint tea with hot choc is fab I haven’t been allowed to try marmite hot choc. Free delivery is included what more could you wish for. My only complaint is I sometimes run out at the end of the month, perhaps I should order more ?, the ability to order 300g bags? Just a great local family business with excellent customer service.
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