Decaf. Usually this word is associated with poor tasting coffee. But despite its reputation I have good news for the coffee lovers who are unable to have caffeine or the coffee addicts (like me) who desire a fresh brew at 1 a.m. We here at UTOPIAN roast up some tasty decaf! Whenever I brew some of our decaf for friends or family who cannot have caffeine they immediately ask me after the first sip, “Are you sure this is decaf? Because it doesn’t taste like decaf!” As they enjoy their delicious coffee I briefly explain to them what I’d like to share with you.
Here at UTOPIAN COFFEE CO. we buy decaf coffee that has been decaffeinated using a natural water process. By using a water-based solution, it is ensured that no chemicals come in contact with the coffee and this help maintain the coffee’s natural taste. If you’re interested in the intricate details of how this is done you can find out more info from Swiss Water Decaf.
Once we receive the raw decaf coffee, we roast it and preform quality checks to make sure it’s perfect. I’m actually drinking a cup of our decaf Colombia as I’m writing this, and to be honest, it’s hard to tell the difference between this and regular! So I encourage you to try out a bag of one of our current decaf offerings. Even if you normally drink regular I find it’s nice to have a bag on hand for those late-night coffee cravings.
* Swiss Water Decaf is one of the companies that decaffeinates coffee with water and they have some great information on their website.