Decaf - Papua New Guinea
Decaf - Papua New Guinea

Decaf - Papua New Guinea

Regular price£8.80
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Wholebean or Ground
Pack Size
  • Free shipping over £30 spend
Region Eastern Highlands
Varietals Blue Mountain, Bourbon
Processing Washed Process / E.A. Decaffeination Process
Altitude 1600-1850 masl
Import Partner Volcafe
Roast Style Medium roast
Taste Notes Molasses / Prune / Cinnamon

The coffees used in this blend are selected from the Eastern Highlands. The smallholder farmers producing these coffees in the form of parchment have developed and perfected their technique to produce a clean and balanced product over generations, picking only the ripest cherries most suitable for this quality. This parchment is sun-dried to under twelve percent moisture content and, occasionally, may require some mechanical drying at the processing mill. Processing the dried parchment into green beans occurs at selected processing mills or at the central processing mill in Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province of our sister company in Papua New Guinea. The green beans are then screened and sorted to meet this grade’s specifications.

To preserve quality, the coffees remain in the highlands, where the climate is far less humid. Hence, when the time of departure comes, the coffees are transported approximately two hundred miles by road to the port city of Lae, just in time to meet the vessel schedules for the coffees to be shipped out into the world. We use the ethyl-acetate process (commonly referred to as ‘sugarcane process’ or simply ‘E.A’) to decaffeinate this coffee. Ethyl-acetate can be derived from natural sources during the sugar refining process, and can also be reproduced synthetically. It is used as a solvent to bind the caffeine in order for it to be extracted from the bean. The process starts by soaking the green coffee in water and then steaming it for about 30 minutes to open the pores and expand the coffee cells. This makes the caffeine extraction possible. Then the green beans are soaked and washed in an ethyl acetate solution, which attracts and removes the caffeine. Once the coffee is saturated, the tank is emptied and a fresh solution is poured in, which is done for another eight hours. Then the coffee undergoes steaming, which removes the EA. After drying, cooling, and polishing the beans, a final quality control determines whether the coffee is ready for roasting.

Espresso Recipe: 

Dose: 18g

Yield: 32ml

Time: 31 seconds

Collect Your Order: Please collect direct from the Roastery. Drop us an email or phone 01256 389 996.

Our delivery prices are based on weight.
Your orders are sent out with Royal Mail 48 up to 1.8kg. Over this weight your items will be delivered by Parcelforce next working day service. 
For delivery outside of mainland UK please contact us before placing order.
Please allow 4 working days for delivery as we aim to roast fresh to order.
Our current delivery prices are:

 0 - 1.8kg Royal Mail 48  £3.60
 0 - 1.8kg Royal Mail 24  £4.20
 1.8kg - 25kg Parcelforce next working day  £6.50
 0 - 25kg Free Shipping over £30  Free
 Collection Customer collection from Roastery  Free 

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