Halo Hartume EA Decaf - Instant Coffee

Regular price $17.50




We took some of our favorite single origin coffees and made them into instant coffee! We put as much care into our instant coffee as we do our roasting and produce everything in house. 

Take our instant and add hot water for instant coffee or even milk for an instant latte.  

This item comes with 6 pouches that make 1 - 8oz cup each

Description of Coffee | 

This (decaf!) coffee is really, really special to us - it's a project that's been in the works for a long time, and we are so excited to share it with you! Decaffinated coffee has long been maligned in the specialty coffee community, but recent breakthroughs in experimental processing methods have shown us that it IS indeed possible to enjoy a lovely cup of decaf coffee that maintains the majority of its origin characteristics - like a beautiful acidity and amazing sweetness, in the case of this lot from Halo Hartume.

Processing: The process which has made this possible is called Ethel Acetate Decaffeination. It's a fascinating and confusing science experiment, but at a very basic level: a sugar alcohol biproduct is used as a solvent to help dissolve the caffeine out of the coffee. Until now, we've really only seen this done successfully at a few processing plants in Colombia. When we heard about a plant in Germany that is experimenting with EA Decaffeination, we worked with our good friends at Atlantic Specialty to collaborate with them on this lot from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. In fact, as far as we know, this is the only EA decaf Ethiopian coffee available in the US right now!

In the cup: EA Decaffeination is the lowest-impact decaffeination process we've found, and we believe this lot in particular is an exceptional example of what is possible with this style of processing. In the cup, we taste delicious cooked fruits - grilled peaches and grilled pineapple, making us think of a tropical summer barbecue. This coffee also has depth to it, which we experience on the palette as toffee.

Whatever assumptions you may have made about decaf coffee up until this point, we hope you'll lay them aside and give this one a try. Many passionate, innovative hands and minds played a part in its journey from Halo Hartume in Ethiopia to a special processing facility in Germany, and finally to our roastery in Raleigh, North Carolina. We tip our hat to each of those hands, who are all playing a role in making exceptional coffee available to ALL people - including our fellow decaf drinkers.

Producer | Mijane Worassa

Process | EA Natural

Variety | various landrace

Elevation | 1900 - 2200 masl

Brewing Suggestions For Our Coffee At Home

“How should I brew coffee from Black & White?” We get this question a lot, and we love chatting about how folks can get the most out of the coffees we roast. But, since everybody’s gear setup, water sources, and preferences are different, we haven’t found a great way to post definitive brew guides for specific coffees. 

We do have some tips that have seemed to help most folks, though…

First, our coffees do great with a bit of rest. In our cafes, we’ve discovered that things really start to shine at or after 14 days post roast. You certainly don’t have to wait so long, but you’ll notice the cup’s clarity increase over time. Clean, washed coffees tend to need less rest than funkier coffees that feature higher-impact fermentation methods (like naturals, anaerobic naturals, or co-ferments). 

For espresso, we start all of our coffees at a 1:2 ratio with a brew time around 24 seconds. This recipe usually works great for year round coffees and single origin coffees with lower impact fermentations. Funky coffees often get the longer ratio treatment (sometimes up to 1:3), but your preferences may lead you elsewhere. We celebrate that!

For filter style coffee, we tend to like hotter (at or above 205F), faster (at or under 3 minutes) brews. Our roasting philosophy focuses on maximizing sweetness and solubility in all our coffees, so you’re probably safe applying your favorite recipe. 

If you have more questions, feel free to shoot us a DM or email. We’re always here for curiosity. Oh! And don’t forget–if it tastes good, it is good.

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