Earmuffs for Elephants – Decaffeinated

A cosy, single-origin decaf coffee from the Nueva Segovia region in Nicaragua. This one’s like a hug-in-a-mug: snug flavours of sticky buttered malt loaf combine with sweet Bramley apple, mixed nuts and citrusy bursts of fresh orange.

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Coffee Origins

The nuts and bolts
  • Roast Style

    Light & Fruity

  • Farmer

    Julio & Octavio Peralta

  • Varietal(s)

    Catuai

  • Decaffeination processing method

    Sparkling water

  • Altitude

    1250 - 1560 metres above sea level

  • Country

    Nicaragua

  • Certification

    Speciality and Rainforest Alliance

  • What does this all mean?

    Check out our Jargon Buster.

Facts

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  • Tastes Like

    Imagine tangy-tart baked Bramley apple topping a slice of malt loaf, sticky with raisins and dark brown sugar. Then add a little sunny-bright orange zest to finish…
    Oh, wait, you don’t need to imagine… that’s just what this coffee tastes like! Dive in!

  • How to Brew

    While this coffee tastes awesome in every device, our favourites are a filter or cafetiere.

    If you want to know more, see our brew guides for making coffee.

  • Behind the Scenes

    Julio and Octavio Peralta grow this awesome coffee on El Bosque, their family farm. El Bosque is something of a hidden gem. Snuggled away in the dense green forests of San Fernando, in the Nueva Segovia region, it enjoys top-notch coffee growing conditions. Coffee has been in the Peralta family since the early 1900s, and in 2008 they started experimenting with pioneering new methods. These are coffees you don’t want to miss!

    Nicaragua grows some stellar coffees today, but harvests haven’t always been easy. Political disturbances meant that coffee growers had a difficult time in the late 90s, and a drought at the turn of the millennium presented further challenges.

    Nicaragua’s farmers persevered, however, and have gone from strength to strength in recent years. They place an exceptional focus on quality and maintain very high levels of traceability. Their coffees tend to showcase fruit flavours and treat us to a clean, complex acidity.

    And it gets better! Because the Nueva Segovia region is deemed one of the country’s best! Awesome!

  • Scores on the Doors

    Coffees get a score before receiving their status. The coffee cupping process determines this score. Here, professional tasters awarded points for attributes such as the smell, mouthfeel, balance and acidity. Tally up these points, and you’ve got your coffee’s score! If the points add up to 80 or more, the coffee gets speciality status. Below 80? Then it’s commodity (hmmm…).

    Check out our cupping like a pro page if you’d like to learn more about cupping.

  • Roasting

    Speciality coffees are full of – brimming with – flavour. Skilled farmers put a tremendous amount of love and care into growing the best crop and we, your roaster, want to do them proud! That’s why we freshly roast by hand in small batches to bring the very best out of each coffee.

    When green (unroasted) coffee reaches us, we test it regularly for moisture and density and store it safely in our moisture-controlled roastery. We then create a bespoke roasting recipe, which we tailor and tweak as we go along. This makes sure every roast is bang-on! We never over-roast our coffee. Who wants bitterness and overpowering strength? No, only sweet, smooth and creamy coffees come out of the TC roaster!

  • The decaffeination process

    This lovely coffee is decaffeinated by the chemical-free Carbon Dioxide Decaf Process. Let’s see what it’s all about…

    Step One: decaffeination specialists soak the green beans. Then, they bathe them in a natural gas you’ll be familiar with – carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide acts as a solvent and draws the caffeine molecules out of the unroasted beans, leaving all those precious, larger-moleculed flavour compounds behind.

    The CO2 hangs on to the caffeine, so it moves to the absorption chamber where the pressure is released. Here, the CO2 becomes gas again and leaves the caffeine behind. It’s now plain CO2 again, so can be reused.
    And your decaf? It’s ready for roasting!

  • Why buy speciality coffee from us?

    We pay between 30 and 150% more for our coffee than the going rate. This ensures that smallholder farmers get the support, training, facilities and income they deserve. We’re also a carbon-neutral roastery, which means your lovely cup of speciality coffee is kind to the planet! Top marks!
    We couldn’t do it without you, so thank you for choosing Two Chimps Coffee.

  • Where does the name come from?

    Having a dreary day? Try this!

    Pop along to the Post Office with a little box. When the Post Office guy asks what’s inside, say it’s a Very Special Delivery… some earmuffs for your elephant. He will look mildly confused and rather impressed…

    Give it a go for jolly good fun!

    Or, you could take a sip of this amazing sparkling water decaf from Nicaragua. It’s jolly, jolly good fun!

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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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