We are a nation fuelled by coffee and, whether you like yours caffeinated or decaffeinated, there has never been so much choice to enjoy. I’ve discovered two great brands offering speciality coffees to suit every taste and, with Father’s Day just around the corner in June, why not give your dad one of these great coffees for a better class of brew?
Bird & Wild Coffee
Bird & Wild coffee is Fairtrade, Organic, Bird Friendly and Shade Grown. As the RSPB’s official coffee, 6% of all sales are donated back to them to help them to protect wildlife, restore our woodlands and build a future where we live in harmony with nature.
Bird & Wild coffee comes in two delicious flavours. The Seasonal Blend is medium roasted for a smooth coffee with dark chocolate tones, balanced acidity and bright floral aromas. The medium dark Espresso Blend is expertly roasted to produce a well-balanced tang of cocoa and fruit within a dark, creamy body that makes it ideal for espresso and milky drinks.
In case you’re wondering, Bird Friendly Certification guarantees that every bean is produced organically and under high-quality shade, ensuring tropical ‘agroforests’ are preserved and migratory birds find a healthy haven when they travel from northern climes to faraway farms producing the beans.
Shade Grown Coffee sees a return to traditional coffee farming. A canopy of assorted types of shade trees is created to cultivate shade-grown coffee, which incorporates principles of natural ecology to promote natural ecological relationships.
Every cup of Bird Friendly coffee you drink encourages more farmers to grow in the shade, which is good for birds and for people.
Bird & Wild coffees come in Seasonal Blend Medium Roast, Fairtrade, Organic Beans and Ground 200g – £4.99 and Signature Espresso Blend, Fairtrade, Organic Beans and Ground 200g – £4.99.
Decadent Decaf is the world’s first decaf coffee brand that only ever does decaf. With the largest range of decaffeinated coffees in the world, you’ll find six flavours available all year round.
They only ever use the Swiss Water Decaf Process to create our decaffeinated coffee, which uses water to decaffeinate the beans. This method is chemical-free (most decaf is made using chemical solvents), environmentally friendly, leaves the coffee 99.9% caffeine-free and preserves the unique taste of each blend.
In fact, in 2017, Decadent Decaf won three Great Taste Awards – the world’s largest and most trusted fully independent food and drink awards. They awarded three Great Taste Awards to:
- Costa Rica Strictly Hard Bean Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans – 1 Star
- Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans – 1 Star
- Signature Espresso Blend Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans – 1 Star
The current selection of single-origin Swiss Water Decaf process decaffeinated coffees is available in whole bean, cafetiere/filter grind, espresso/aeropress grind or, as a raw green bean for home roasting.
There’s Colombia Medellin Swiss Water Decaf, Costa Rica Strictly Hard Bean Swiss Water Decaf, Signature Espresso Blend Swiss Water Decaf, Ethiopia Sidamo Swiss Water Decaf, Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling Swiss Water Decaf and Kenya AA Swiss Water Decaf all available as decaffeinated coffee beans or ground coffee.
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