Review: Speciality Coffees From Bird & Wild And Decadent Decaf

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?

speciality coffees - milk being poured into a coffee

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.

speciality coffees - Bird & Wild Coffee Range

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.

 You can find them online at birdandwild.co.uk, Ocado and Amazon.


speciality coffees - hands holding coffee beans

Decadent Decaf

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.

speciality coffees - Decadent Decaf range of coffees

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.

 You’ll find Decadent Decaf coffees available online at decadentdecaf.com, Ocado or Amazon.

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137 Comments

  1. Kirsteen Mackay
    22 June, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    No, I haven’t because I only drink coffee first thing in the morning when I want the pick-me-up of caffeine. However, I do think I’d enjoy to drink decaff later in the day.

  2. Hayley Lynch
    22 June, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    No but I think I should try to as I am always getting headaches and this might help !

  3. Tracey Suzie Anderson
    22 June, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    I switched to de-caff coffee around 8 months ago as i have CHF and so better in the long term for my health. I have to say i much prefer the taste now to caffeinated drinks 🙂 x

  4. 22 June, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Not totally swapped but certainly don’t have caffeinated after 6pm as I will be awake all night.

  5. 22 June, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    I haven’t actually. I tend to have a regular coffee in the morning and avoid coffee after around 2pm. Maybe I should use some decaf when I’m fancying an evening cuppa!

  6. Anna L
    22 June, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Try to get energy from other sources other than caffine so would love to try a decent de cafe

  7. A.G.
    22 June, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    I’m usually a tea drinker, but tea made me sick when I was pregnant. I switched to decaf coffee so I didn’t miss out on a hot drink when it was cold. I also like to have a decaf cappuccino before bed.

  8. Laura Lee
    22 June, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    We are not decaf lovers in our house but that is because we haven’t found a decent one yet this looks amazing, fingers and toes crossed

  9. Gill Colling
    22 June, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I love coffee but too much caffeine makes me feel nauseous and sluggish. So finding good decaff coffees matters to me. I am not a tea drinker nor am I keen on too much fizzy drinks, sweeteners make me feel sick and I am diabetic so my [decaff] coffee is very very important!!

  10. Karen Dixon
    22 June, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    swapped to decaf as ttc

  11. Colin Gault
    22 June, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    Haven’t stopped

  12. Malika
    22 June, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Would love to swap to decaf but haven’t come across a good brand that would give me that caffeine satisfaction…

  13. Julie Camm
    22 June, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    No, I’m still on proper coffee…

  14. sharon martin
    22 June, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    these coffees sound lovely, no haven’t swapped to decaf yet

  15. Janine H
    22 June, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    Not tried this brand, so a win would be just coffeelicious x

  16. Darren Collins
    22 June, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    No I have not love my caffeine to much or should I say need it ?

  17. stephanie
    22 June, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    coffee please

  18. Khughes
    22 June, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I still have standard coffee in the morning but have switched to decaff in the afternoon. It has made me sleep better

  19. Laura Walker
    22 June, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    I get very restless at night so I try to stick to decaf later in the day

  20. Caroline
    22 June, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    No I’ve not swapped, I need the caffeine kick in the mornings but it would be a good idea for later in the day

  21. Adrian Bold
    22 June, 2018 / 10:57 am

    No, I haven’t swapped to decaf as I enjoy caffeine too much!

  22. Hannah Thompson
    22 June, 2018 / 10:21 am

    No I haven’t but I really do need to try to

  23. Natalee Gosiewski
    22 June, 2018 / 10:04 am

    no I have never tried decafe im scared of wasting money incase i dont like it

  24. Jeanette Leighton
    22 June, 2018 / 9:56 am

    I done have decaffeinated coffee but usually not

  25. Kim Styles
    22 June, 2018 / 8:34 am

    I drink both depending on the time of the day- decaf is always drunk in the evening!

  26. Ruth Harwood
    22 June, 2018 / 4:58 am

    I’ve been drinking decaf predominantly for 15 years as I was having trouble sleeping, and getting massive headaches without a 3-hourly caffiene fix! Now I drink full caffiene coffee first thing in the morning and switch to decaf for the rest of the day, and usually sleep like a baby!

  27. Natalie Gillham
    22 June, 2018 / 4:34 am

    I have switched to decaf as I don’t like didn’t like being addicted to coffee and suffering the withdrawals headaches if I didn’t drink it regularly.

  28. jacqui rushton
    22 June, 2018 / 4:17 am

    I switched about a year ago and feel much better for it!

  29. paula cheadle
    21 June, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    awesome prize, would love to try them

  30. Kerry Smith
    21 June, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    I only ever drink decaf after 6pm. The quality & choice have really improved over last few years

  31. Maria Garcia
    21 June, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    Swapped to decaf to prepare my body for IVF treatment.

  32. lucy beckett
    21 June, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    i would literally die without good coffee (honestly ask my long suffering partner how moody i am before coffee) >_<

  33. Dave Weston
    21 June, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Who doesnt love coffee, especially trying new blends and brands

  34. Krzysia
    21 June, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I haven’t swopped to decaf as such but I do keep both decaf and regular coffee in the cupboard. I tend to drink decaf in the evening so as to not have trouble sleeping.

  35. Elzbieta Znyk
    21 June, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    I love coffee and I drink every kind of coffee.

  36. Ali
    21 June, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I’ve swapped to de caffeinated coffee because I was really struggling in the dip once the caffeine rush ran out!

  37. Katie Blackmore
    21 June, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    I have decaf to help me get off to sleep

  38. Fiona Johnstone
    21 June, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    I prefer ordinary coffee but I do have a cup of decaf from time to time and always have a jar in the house for guests.

  39. Fiona Johnstone
    21 June, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    I sometimes have decaf coffee and always have a jar in the house for guests. But I prefer ordinary coffee.

  40. ruth lee
    21 June, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    no I like caffeine too much!

  41. Lauren Main
    21 June, 2018 / 8:43 am

    I have not officially swapped to decaf yet, but I plan on doing so as caffeine has an adverse effect on my gut lately, especially when I’m stressed, which makes it counter-productive to have a coffee!

  42. debbie patching
    21 June, 2018 / 8:40 am

    to reduce headaches

  43. donna l jones
    20 June, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    l tend to drink more decaff now

  44. Simone Griffin
    20 June, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    I haven’t, but it’s something I’m looking at doing x

  45. dana
    20 June, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    I have not swapped to decaf coffee

  46. Kelly Hanson
    20 June, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    I do drink decaf coffee after 4pm as I’ really sensitive to caffeine and if I have any after the I won’t sleep.

  47. Rebecca Howells (@Regrash)
    20 June, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    I drink normal coffee in the mornings and then switch to decaf in the evenings so I get better sleep.

  48. Rebecca Barnes
    20 June, 2018 / 11:52 am

    I swapped to decaff coffee when I got an office job and was sat at a desk drinking coffee all day for the first time!

  49. Eil
    20 June, 2018 / 10:23 am

    Nah, I still need my caffeine to start my day.

  50. Janey Rae
    19 June, 2018 / 10:38 pm

    Sound lovely

  51. Natalie
    19 June, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    haven’t swapped as I love caffeine!

  52. Keith Hunt
    19 June, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Yes working nights it is the only way i can sleep.

  53. Carolynn Woodland
    19 June, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Do not have the need to switch to decaf but always have instant decaf in the house for visitors

  54. Shelley White
    19 June, 2018 / 7:51 am

    I’ve swopped to decaf on the advice of my doctor as I have acid reflux and was told this would not aggravate my symptoms. I can’t find any difference to be honest!

  55. amanda walsh
    18 June, 2018 / 11:34 am

    I can only drink decaf tea and coffee, so I love a good decaf

  56. JULIE WARD
    17 June, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Not yet, I’m going to try it to see if its caffeine that gives me headaches when I’ve had a coffee

  57. Jessica Barber
    17 June, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I have swapped to every other coffee being decaff! I haven’t managed to go totally caffeine free, but I figure that every little helps!

  58. CAROLINE WATSON
    17 June, 2018 / 11:15 am

    I swap my normal coffee for decaff about 3 times a year when i feel i must be more healthy!

  59. Sue Rivers
    17 June, 2018 / 9:14 am

    It is so hard to find decent decaf – would love to win!

  60. 16 June, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Yes, we switched because we’re trying to live more healthily.

  61. sheri Darby
    15 June, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    No I haven’t but think maybe I should

  62. Nadia Josephine
    14 June, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    I do love coffee but tend not to drink it in the afternoons. I would happily switch to decaf for the afternoons. I have been looking for a good one for a long time 🙂

  63. Alice Gilkes
    14 June, 2018 / 2:39 am

    I don’t drink coffee, but my parents love it and they haven’t switched to decaf. But I would like they to try it.

  64. Bob
    13 June, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    I’ve actually never tried decaf coffee before, will try this if I win.

  65. Layla Thomas
    12 June, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    I had to swap to decaf if I want a cup of coffee after 2 in the afternoon, I just found I couldn’t sleep if I didn’t.

  66. Mary H
    12 June, 2018 / 9:04 am

    I’ve never had decaf coffee. I only drink coffee at the weekends, so I don’t really worry about my intake. I wonder if I could the difference?

  67. Tracy B
    9 June, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Not swapped exactly, but I’ve started drinking decaf throughout the day, only having caffeine in the morning.

  68. Sue Watson
    9 June, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    I do use defect in the afternoons, but need the caf in the mornings!

  69. Zoe Trelfa-Porter
    9 June, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I stopped to try and sleep better

  70. Hannah Burchell
    8 June, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    An extra treat or the decaf drinking hubby!

  71. Sarah morris
    8 June, 2018 / 11:18 am

    I haven’t tried decaffeinated coffee yet

  72. ADEINNE TONNER
    6 June, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    I have been thinking about switching to decaf coffee but i haven’t done it yet

  73. Frances Sunshine Hopkins
    6 June, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    No not yet, I’d love to give these a go x

  74. Carole Nott
    5 June, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Great giveaway – I generally drink full strength coffee but would love to try these new products

  75. Kate Buckley
    5 June, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    I want to because I have to take Iron tablets so avoid caffeine when I take them but I don’t like the process usually used to remove the caffeine so this coffee looks fantastic!

  76. Lynn Neal
    5 June, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    I try to alternate between normal and decaf just to reduce the amount of caffeine I consume!

  77. 5 June, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    I need my caffeine in the morning but I do drink decaf coffee on an afternoon sometimes x

  78. Helen Thurston
    4 June, 2018 / 11:57 pm

    I keep thinking I ought to swap to decaff (or maybe mix it half/half) but never remember to buy it in the first place!

  79. 4 June, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Such a lovely range of flavoursome coffees.Lovely giveaway for them too.

  80. sarah fielding
    4 June, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    I haven’t swapped to decaf but i would love to try this!

  81. Keri Jones
    4 June, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    I switched to decaf as I love coffee but thought the caffeine might have been contributing to my migraines.

  82. laura banks
    4 June, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    i haven’t but with the amount i drink i think i should

  83. Lorna Ledger
    4 June, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    I have not….I needs my caffeine!

  84. Cupcake R
    4 June, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    not yet swapped to Decaf but this looks great!

  85. Amanda Baggott
    4 June, 2018 / 11:33 am

    I haven’t yet switched to decaf! I would love to though as I drink far too much caffeine!

  86. Ursula Hunt
    4 June, 2018 / 9:25 am

    I tend to have some caffeinated and some decaf coffee every day, if I have had around 4 cups of normal coffee I will switch to decaf to keep my caffeine level down

  87. Jaynealicia
    4 June, 2018 / 8:21 am

    Always have some decaf in the house for visitors but don’t usually drink it myself

  88. Sarah-Jane Carter
    4 June, 2018 / 6:34 am

    Yes I have swapped to decaf as I wanted to reduce the amount of caffeine I was consuming x

  89. shellyg
    3 June, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    I went to decaff due to IBS. Caffeine makes it worse.

  90. Kim M
    3 June, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Have decaf in the evenings – trying to cut down on my caffeine intake x

  91. victoria Thurgood
    3 June, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    yes I have ive cut caffeine out for health reasons

  92. MANDY DOHERTY
    3 June, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    I have decaff coffee in the evening and caffeinated coffee in the morning to get me going

  93. Robert Price
    3 June, 2018 / 8:40 am

    I prefer ordinary coffee

  94. Catriona Hutchinson
    3 June, 2018 / 8:34 am

    I consider it every now and then, but I have never tasted a decaffeinated coffee that tastes as good as regular

  95. john prendergast
    2 June, 2018 / 11:46 pm

    we have swapped to decaf because my wife has a underactive thyroid so she has to limit the caffeine she has

  96. Rory McDonald
    2 June, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I prefer natural coffee. All the decaf I’ve tried has tasted a little off.

  97. Sally Collingwood
    2 June, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Yes, I switched to decaff coffee and tea a while back to be healthier

  98. 2 June, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    This sounds like some really interesting coffee! I can imagine many people enjoying a cup first thing in the morning.

  99. Richard Eldred Hawes
    2 June, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Not at home but I do drink it at my sisters

  100. Susie Wilkinson
    2 June, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    I don’t like coffee, but my partner only drinks decaf now, after getting the nickname of ‘Tigger’ at work because he can’t tolerate a lot of caffeine before he has palpitations and gets very ‘bouncy’!

  101. Michelle Smith
    2 June, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    I’m not fussy I drink both but prefer normal coffee

  102. Karen Barrett
    2 June, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    No, I haven’t, some of these sound intriguing!

  103. Natalie Crossan
    2 June, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    No but i really should I have terrible trouble sleeping x

  104. 2 June, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    I definitely need to switch to decaf and these brands sound great, I will have to check them out

  105. Sheena Batey
    2 June, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    I have been caffeine free for years now as it affects me badly making me very dizzy and shaky

  106. 2 June, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    These both sound like some fantastic coffee brands – how great is it that Decadent Decaf won those awards, fantastic!

  107. Dale Dow
    2 June, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    I’m half and half, in the morning I do need my caffeinated coffee but after that I drink decaf, it tastes the same so don’t find a problem with it

  108. Margaret Clarkson
    2 June, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    No, I haven’t swapped to decaffinated coffee. I like coffee but don’t drink a great deal of it for it to be an issue. I like a big cup at breakfast. Probably if I wanted a cup at bedtime, it would be wise to switch to decaffinated!

  109. 2 June, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    I’m not a fan of coffee but I know my parents love it so these would be ideal x

  110. Ren Taylor
    2 June, 2018 / 11:41 am

    I do mostly drink decaf but indulge in real coffee sometimes….thanks for the chance to win ?

  111. Jade Hewlett
    2 June, 2018 / 10:48 am

    No, I haven’t swapper to decaf but I would like to try it

  112. Christine McFarlane
    2 June, 2018 / 9:58 am

    Superb decaf quality coffees – always worth a try

  113. Iris Tilley
    2 June, 2018 / 9:45 am

    Not yet no Unsure if I would like decaf is it more expensive then normal? Might be hard persuading my partner would he notice the taste difference I wonder

  114. MARIA ROGERS
    2 June, 2018 / 9:03 am

    I drink decaff coffee after 6pm, I do enjoy a coffee after my dinner but found normal coffee kept me awake. I have enough trouble sleeping anyway, so anything that helps is great.

  115. Graham Ross
    2 June, 2018 / 8:13 am

    No as I need a caffeine fix especially first thing in the morning

  116. Laura Morningstar
    2 June, 2018 / 12:11 am

    I am very much a tea drinker but I would love to especially try the Decaf coffee as I find normal coffee can give me migraines.

  117. melanie stirling
    1 June, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    No,I haven’t but my mum has swapped to decaf to see if she can sleep better.

  118. Lesley Callaghan
    1 June, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    i have one caffine coffee in the morning – after that I prefer decaf throughout the day

  119. Margaret Gallagher
    1 June, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    I drink caffeinated in the morning and decaff after lunch – i dont always notice much difference so long as i choose the right roast

  120. 1 June, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I really like how much thought has gone into how the beans are produced. I would really like to try this coffee.

  121. Shaun tutt
    1 June, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    I swapped to decaf when my wife was pregnant

  122. Theresa
    1 June, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Fingers crossed

  123. Rebecca Sutton
    1 June, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I started decaf about 2 years ago, as my doctor said that caffeinated coffee heightens anxiety, and it has made such a difference.

  124. Michelle Ferguson
    1 June, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    I’m not a coffee drinker but my husband is and he still likes his caffeine

  125. Kim Neville
    1 June, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    My OH loves his coffee and has switched to decaf mainly because his doctor suggested it for his health problem

  126. laura stewart
    1 June, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    no i havent but would like too x

  127. Wise Ways
    1 June, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    Yes I have for a long time now had decaf coffee for medical reason’s I can’t have caffeine

  128. 1 June, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    What a lovely range of aromatic coffees. I am sure my best friend who is a coffee addict would love these.

  129. 1 June, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    I have recently gotten into coffee and these sound lush! Thanks for sharing this giveaway x

  130. 1 June, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    No I’ve not swapped as I like a caffeine boost.

  131. Pam Francis Gregory
    1 June, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    I have given up coffee, however would love to try a good quality decaff like this

  132. Alice Dixon
    1 June, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Yes, I enjoy coffee but I was worried about the amount of caffeine I was having

  133. 1 June, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    I’m not a coffee drinker, but a big supporter of fair-trade, so sounds good to me 🙂

  134. Solange
    1 June, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    No, I haven’t swapped to decaf as I need caffeine.

  135. iain maciver
    1 June, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    fantastic giveaway,i would love to try these,

  136. Lynn Brown
    1 June, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Would love to try these coffees