Decaf Guatemala Ground
For our decaf ground, we have selected high-quality Guatemala SHB coffee. These premium 100% Arabica beans have a versatile aroma with sweet notes. The beans grow above 1200 meters which results in slower-growing trees. Consequently, the beans become harder, and their flavours are intensified. Only the very best beans receive the Strictly Hard Beans (SHB) quality label.
Over 92% of all decaf coffee in Europe has been decaffeinated with unhealthy chemicals like dichloromethane.
So how can one extract the caffeine from the beans without influencing the flavour profile in any way?
At Vascobelo, we use decaf which is 100% chemicals free. We adopted a natural decaffeinating method called the CO2 or critical carbon method. This method uses CO2, a naturally occurring substance, pressed through the coffee beans under extremely high pressure. Because of the high pressure, the CO2 acts as a liquid picking up all the beans' caffeine but leaving the aroma behind. This method is widely viewed as a safer option for using only naturally occurring CO2 instead of chemicals.
- Country of origin: Guatemala
- Coffee Farm: Diverse
- Variety: Different varieties, all 100% Arabica
- Height of cultivation: 1200 meters and higher
- Process: Wet preparation
- Roasting: Medium
- Body: Soft, full
- Acidity: Low
- Coffee moment: Every moment of the day
- Grind: Quick filter, espresso (semi-coarse to fine)
- Usage: Filter, slow pour, espresso