What was becoming a seemingly endless quest in my life, may now finally be drawing to an end and it looks like there may in fact be light at the end of the tunnel. It’s rare to come across a decaffeinated coffee that is so rich in flavour and still gives you that same satisfying feeling as when you are indulging in a fresh, steamy hot cup of coffee. As the name already says, Decadent Decaf is the height of luxury when it comes to the magical black been that has been energizing man-kind for the past thousand years. This one without the caffeine of course, but don’t let that lead you into thinking it will be flavourless and and sans body. Quite the opposite, times are changing and decafs are entering the 21st century with a bang. As many others, I was of the belief that the decaffeination process sucked all the life out of coffee beans and left a kind of dirty coloured undrinkable matter. Guy Wilmot, Co Founder of Decadent Decaf, explains otherwise, telling me that this is no longer the case and the process has improved considerably in recent years. Guy is a coffee-lover to the bone and founded the company in 2013 with a group of like-minded coffee enthusiasts. I spoke to him briefly on the phone and his passion poured through the speaker as he confessed his love for the industry and excitement for what the future holds.
Guy was kind enough to send me a few samples to get an idea of the different flavours available to his customers. The first thing that struck me was the packaging – it had a very rich look and feel to it with wonderfully designed logos for each different coffee. I’ve listed all the flavours below, however here are some of my favourites. The Indonesian Sumatra was definitely up there, with a brown sugar body, smooth cocoa finish and intense aroma for those who like a strong cup of decaf coffee. The Costa Rican Strictly Hard Bean was also a delight with a little bit of everything; a crisp and clean aromatic cup, a balanced body with subtle chocolate and nutty tones. I particularly liked the Kenyan AA which almost left me forgetting that I was drinking non-regular coffee. Here are all the coffees:
Colombia Medellin Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g net weight
Costa Rica Strictly Hard Bean Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g net weight
Ethiopia Sidamo Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g net weight
Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g net weight
Kenya AA Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g net weight
Signature Espresso Blend Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g net weight
Overall I was really impressed by this product and would definitely recommend it to anyone needing a break from caffeinated drinks. You will not be disappointed.