Downshift Decaf is decaffeinated using Ethyl Acetate (EA). In this method the green beans are steamed or soaked to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The expanded beans are then soaked in EA, which bonds with the caffeine molecules and breaks them away from the bean. The decaffeinated coffee is then removed from the EA solvent and rinsed thoroughly. EA is a naturally occurring organic compound found in fruits and vegetables that is synthesized for coffee decaffeination.
Brewing Downshift Decaf
Downshift Decaf brews well across all methods. We serve it at our cafe as our year-round house decaf batch brewed coffee as well as decaf espresso.