Decaf Astral Blend Coffee: Artisan Coffee For A Cause
SKU : DL16WB
Featuring 100% Certified Organic Coffee, Fair Trade Certified Coffee, this full-bodied Coffee Blend is sweet with a natural, earthy finish. Perfect for those who demand an all-natural, full-flavored Coffee without any of the caffeine.
By purchasing this product, you are supporting breast cancer research, funding for local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment. This special coffee also supports a better life for farming families through fair prices, community development, and environmental stewardship.
A percentage of the sale of this coffee is donated to Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.
HOW DECAF COFFEE IS MADE
There are three key methods for removing caffeine from regular coffee beans: The most common use a chemical solvent, another uses liquid carbon dioxide (CO2), and the last simply use water.
They take green coffee beans, soak or steam them until the caffeine is dissolved or their pores are opened, and then extract the caffeine from the green coffee beans.
While the CO2 and water methods are considered chemical-free, the solvent method relies on synthetic chemicals such as ethyl acetate (naturally found in some fruits) and methylene chloride (commonly used in industrial applications such as in adhesives, paints, and pharmaceuticals).
The Swiss Water Process used to make the best decaf coffee, which is what we use, tends to produce the most flavorful coffee, Ristenpart says, because it’s good at removing caffeine and without stripping other flavorful compounds from the green coffee beans. But it’s also more expensive to use the Swiss Water Process to remove caffeine from coffee beans, and the process is difficult to produce at scale.
How much caffeine in decaf coffee is a question we are asked, and none of these methods scrubs the bean of caffeine completely? While the Food and Drug Administration requires that at least 97 percent of caffeine be removed from coffee beans, some decaffeinated coffees can still contain between 3 and 12 mg of caffeine per cup of coffee.
The Coffee Business
Coffee is a tough business and owning a Coffee Roastery, manufacturing facility and a few coffee shops add to the stress. However, we have nothing but respect for anyone involved in the art of growing coffee, importing coffee, brokering coffee, coffee roasting, coffee brewing, and selling. We are focused on coffee. We also focus on taking care of our staff, because it is all about your people, and serving our customers, whom we adore because they are fiercely loyal and stand by us through thick and thin. Yes, we love you!
There are real wars that plague the world, destroying lives and communities. There are corruption and turmoil in countries where we source our Arabica coffee beans. We are just artisan coffee roasters in the San Francisco Bay Area roasting and selling coffee, and we often ask ourselves what is it we can do to help? Does it really matter if we come up first when someone googles coffee near me or coffee shop near me? Yes, but what matters more is what we are able to give a small amount on a monthly basis locally and globally and still be a viable business. This is a very hard thing to do in Northern California in the very competitive coffee industry, but we do what we can and we live life well.
Fair Trade Coffee
One thing we do is source Fair Trade Certified Coffee. John Weaver sources beautiful Arabica Fair Trade coffee beans from along the equatorial belt and in sourcing these Fair Trade Certified coffee beans we find a way to give back. Weaver’s Astral Blend Coffee contains a percentage of Ethiopian Coffee from the OCFCU – OROMIA COFFEE FARMERS COOPERATIVE UNION. The purchase of coffee from OCFCU has created the resources for improvements for their community in areas such as education, healthcare and access to clean water. See the table below. (Source: https://www.oromiacoffeeunion.org/life-improvement/)
"Fair Trade premiums have allowed us to better our transportation and solved rural community communications issues.” -Tadesse Meskela
"The Fair Trade premium has created more schools in the local region consequently improving the enrollment of female youth and adults in schools.” -Tadesse Meskela
Learning Something New Everyday
What I love about coffee is that I learn something new every day in the coffee business. The most important thing I have learned is that every purchase matters. If you, as a consumer, are willing to pay seven to ten cents more per cup for fair trade coffee because it guarantees a coffee farmer a better life then you are doing the right thing. It helps a coffee farmer if you spend a few minutes each day educating someone about the power of Fair Trade Certified Coffee because you can change the world if you just go out there and do it.
Weaver's Decaf Astral Blend Coffee by purchasing this product, you are supporting breast cancer research, funding for local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment. Weaver's Coffee & Tea donates a percentage of the sale of this product to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. This foundation challenges the status quo to achieve a future without breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy.