About Staycation Decaf
Decaf is often viewed as caffeinated coffee’s slightly worse relative that’s really just there for those days that you need a seventh cup of coffee, but you don’t want your heart to actually burst out of your chest.
Our decaf is here to change that tale. It begins as a delightful handful of crops of green coffee from a small group of producers in Colombia. It is submerged in a solution of Ethyl Acetate and then soaked. Ethyl Acetate is made up of ethanol [alcohol naturally derived from sugar cane] and acetic acid [white vinegar] and is able to adhere to the caffeine molecules in green coffee and extract them from the bean.
The green coffee is then washed and shipped to Nashville where we roast it into tropical, caramel-y sweet glory. The Ethyl Acetate process not only naturally removes a majority of the caffeine from the green coffee, it enhances the sweet fruit qualities already present in the beans. This produced a finished product so delicious, some of us drink it all day.
Learn more about the Ethyl Acetate process of decaffeination through fun illustrations here.
REGION: Tolima, Colombia
FARM/MILL: Multiple Contributing Farms
VARIETAL: Colombia, Caturra
ALTITUDE: 1,450 -1,750 Meters
PRODUCER: Multiple Landholding Producers
PROCESS: Fully Washed, Ethyl Acetate Decaffeinated
Citrus | Tropical | Caramel
Brew this decaf any way you like it. It’s great for espresso, french press, or filter brewing.
For a 12 ounce cup in any brewing method - 15:1 ratio [e.g. 27g coffee : 405g water]
For espresso - 1:2.3 ratio [e.g. 18g dose of coffee : 42g yield]
Frequently asked questions
We ship almost all orders same or next day, Monday-Friday. We ship via USPS and typically orders take 2-5 days arrive. (But, as you may know, once we drop your package off, shipping times are out of our control.)
The coffee is usually roasted within one business day (Monday-Friday) of shipment. We recommend waiting at least 3-4 days after the roasting date before brewing. (And we think the sweet spot is around 2 weeks!)
All our coffees will be somewhere in the vicinity of a light to medium roast.
The way we approach roasting coffees is called 'profile roasting' meaning that we create a unique roasting profile for each coffee based on the characteristics of each bean (density, size, moisture level within the bean, etc) and how it reacts while roasting so that we can get what we believe to be the best expression possible for each of our coffees!
Lucky for you, any of our coffees can be brewed as espresso!
We aim to roast our coffee so that it tastes great in a variety of brew methods. (Fun fact: espresso is a brew method, not a type of coffee bean!)
If one of our offerings sounds good to you, we bet you’ll like it on espresso too! But, we always like to suggest Tres Banderas as a starting point for espresso.
No, most of our coffees aren’t ‘certified’ organic. But!! That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not grown using organic processes. For many of the farms/mills that we purchase coffee from, the cost of the certification could put them out of business — new and separate equipment, cost of application process, the time spent going through certification (multiple years), etc. You can read more on the topic in our blog post here.
We are not officially fair trade certified and typically do not purchase Fair Trade certified coffees. We believe the system is a good one, and has helped many farmers and families earn a better living, however, one thing it does not address well is quality of product, and we typically pay much higher prices for higher quality.
Fair trade usually offers farmers a small premium (about $.40) on top of whatever the current market price for coffee is. We either work directly with producers or importers that already pay well above Fair Trade prices for high quality coffees. We pay top prices for great coffees regardless of any certification. Please feel free toreach out to us if you have any other questions regarding our buying practices.
Your enthusiastic satisfaction with your order is our top priority! If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us to discuss available options.
You have 30 calendar days to return an item from the date the order was placed. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it in and must be in the original packaging.
Please note that we cannot accept returns on coffee because it is a perishable item. If we made an error in fulfilling your coffee order, we will, of course, make it right! Just contact us and we’ll get everything sorted.