Our Quest: To create a decaf coffee so nuanced and tasty that even decaf haters find something to like.
How did we do it? Well, for starters, we stuck with what Catalyst Trade does best—sourcing gorgeous coffees. Because the truth is, most decafs don’t start out as amazing coffee, so really, how can they be outstanding in their decaffeinated version?
We weren’t interested in another iteration of that.
What we really wanted was to give Dur Feres lovers everywhere a chance to experience it in Decaf form. So we sent some of our classic Dur Feres natural to our friends at Swiss Water Decaf Process, and voila! What came out on the cupping table has us sipping and grinning. (99.9% caffeine free via the patented Swiss Water Decaf Process, too)!
Our model for this coffee is Colin Rackelman, Portland Lab Manager for Catalyst Trade. When not cupping, roasting, and discussing thousands of coffee lots, he's an avid rockhound with diverse musical taste.