50/50 Half Caffeine Blend

50/50 Half Caffeine Blend

PriceFrom £7.50

Colombia | Kenya

50/50 Reduced Decaf Blend

Blackcurrant | Cola | Juicy


Handcrafted blend combining our strong Kenyan coffee with our sweet  decaffeinated Colombian coffee


    Kenya Gakuyu AA

    Cupping notes: Blackcurrant, Cola, Peach.

    Description - Gakuyu FCS is a two wet mill society named Ndimaini and Kirigu. The cooperative society was registered on 28th October 1996 and the main office is located at Ndimaini wet mill, the source for this coffee.


    Current total membership of the cooperative is 2506 active members out of which 827 are female and 1646 are male. The Society is managed by nine elected members of the board of management, whilst executive authority of the society lies with the five elected members (4 male, 1 female) of the management committee.


    The management committee monitors day to day operation, make strategic decisions and reports to farmers in the Annual General Meeting, and Special General Meetings. The secretary manager is responsible for day to day management and administrative activities of the society. The society has a workforce of 11 permanent staff and 5 seasonal workers whose number vary with production. Seasonal workers are often increased during peak season.


    Total no. of coffee trees is 375,900, with growth and production decreasing as land comes under pressure. On average, each farmer owns around 150 trees across 0.5 hectares. For 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 crop seasons the wet mill output was 655,346kgs, 631,592kgs and 399,691kgs of cherry coffee respectively.


    Selective hand picking of red ripe cherries is practiced by farmers of Ndimaini wet mill, with harvested cherries delivered for pulping at the wet mill the same day.


    After pulping, the pulped beans are fermented for mucilage removal for 16-18 hours. Thereafter the beans are washed and graded. Parchment is dried under the sun to a moisture content of 10.5 -11.5%. The dry parchment is then hulled, graded, sorted, and bagged, finally being marketed by Sustainable Management Services Ltd through the Nairobi Coffee Exchange Auction.


    SWD Colombia El Eden

    Cupping notes: Fruity, fig, red fruits, chocolate and caramel.

    About El Eden - Forming one trisect of what is known as the Coffee Triangle (with Pereira and Manizales as the other key conurbations) Quindio sits within the rural Paisa region of Colombia, famous for producing coffee. The second smallest department in Colombia there is a high concentration of coffee producers in the area, and it is one of the key production areas in the country. El Eden itself is situated in a privileged position amongst the Cordillera Central, one of three veins of the Andes as they run through the country north to south.


    Coffee in Colombia is generally picked by smallholders with their families and neighbours and washed and dried on the farm, often at high altitudes on steep slopes, or brought to a nearby beneficiary for processing. This coffee is collated at the dry mill facility managed by local farm owner Hernan Israel Ocendo Usman in Armenia. It is sourced from a group of 10 farms within the Quindio department, all from more technically advanced farms that focus a large amount on the quality of the coffee they grow.


    This coffee is picked and processed in the same manner as our full-caf offering, before being shipped to Vancouver for decaffeination through our friends at Swiss Water. Here the coffee is soaked in a proprietary Green Coffee Extract (GCE), that allows the caffeine to seep out without removing too much of the flavour. The caffeine is then removed and the beans returned to the GCE to reabsorb any flavours that previously escaped.


    All coffee shipped on Tuesday. Place your order beforehand to avoid disappointment. Royal Mail as standard shipping.