New Decaffeinated Coffee: Midnight Run
Death before Decaf. Who have not heard that caption going around from one barista to another? Often that not, the phrase is usually used to bash the idea of roasting, serving and drinking decaffeinated option coffee beverages in the shop but really, if you still believe in this, you probably have not come across and drink a delicious decaf in your life. Midnight Run is here to change that misconception.
Here in Dutch Colony, we do take our decaf seriously. Each year, we source only great tasting caffeine-free coffees which are decaffeinated through a chemical-free, Swiss Water process. Through this method, you are guaranteed a delicious cup of decaf coffee which promises not to compromise on flavour and quality. This is of course not the only method and there are primarily four methods of decaffeination: The Direct Solvent Method, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Process, Swiss Water Process (SWP), and the European Water Process.
We are strong supporter of either the CO2 and/or the SWP methods, both are natural processed, chemical-free and preserve the goodness of flavour and character profile of the coffee itself. Both are also the only method of decaffeination that we source and buy from when searching for good decaf coffee.
Midnight Run is the first to many more SWP decaf coffees in the future for us here in Dutch Colony. The first edition Midnight Run, hailing from El Salvador, is made up of delicious single origin from farms that are no longer alien to us. Like how it is done for all our regular coffees, only the the most ripened and sweet cherries are handpicked from the farms of El Carmen, Patagonia and La Reforma. They go through the traditional wash processed before being packed and shipped to the Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. While there, the coffee beans are soaked in caffeine-free green coffee extract, allowing the caffeine to be extracted from the bean and into the solution while the flavor components are retained in the beans. The now caffeine-saturated green coffee extract is then processed through activated charcoal to remove the caffeine, thus becoming caffeine-free again and ready to extract caffeine from a new batch of coffee. The coffee beans are then dried to their originating moisture level and re-bagged. The Swiss Water Process results in coffee that is 99.9% caffeine free. The coffee reaches us here in Singapore for it to be roasted to its sweet spot, freshly bagged and made available in all our shops.
Boasting flavours of Goji Berry, Figs and Prune when served black or brewed as a filtered coffee, Midnight Run is equally delicious as a espresso based milk beverage. In a small 3oz or 5oz milk, one will experienced flavour profile like milk chocolate, almond and even Snickers bars! Truly a coffee that are not only reserved for our pregnant mommies or those that are sensitive to caffeine, but recommended to be savour by you caffeine junkies too.
With only 4 bags of 69kg greens available throughout this year (with an estimated 15% weight loss after roasting), there are less than 235kg of it after roasting for the rest of 2020 before the next edition of Midnight Run is available. So why wait but rather, visit our shops or grab a bag or two online today.
Swiss Water Decaffeinated | Espresso
Goji Berry. Figs. Prune.
: El Salvador