About the Coffee
There are times when you want a full hit of coffee, but a lower dose of caffeine. It's for these moments that we've created Half-Speed. A low-caffeine espresso with creamy notes of cashew and a delicious nectarine sweetness.
A medium roast coffee, Half Speed tastes delicious as an espresso or as a lighter brew like filter or cafetiere. Great with milk and great without.
Meet the coffee farmer
Half-Speed is a blend of three coffees from one of our all-time favourite farmers, La Marianela. First up is our best decaf coffee, Sugarcane Decaf. An espresso roast coffee grown on a coffee farm in Columbia, it's then soaked in locally grown, fermented sugarcane in Pitalito to remove the caffeine.
These delicious decaffeinated coffee beans are blended with La Marianela's washed coffee, bringing an intense sweetness, using their kiln-dried natural process, which brings vibrancy and sparkling acidity. The coffee has notes of sweet nectarine, pistachio & creamy almond butter.
It becomes a sweet and creamy espresso with milk – think almond croissants and clotted cream! Low-caffeine coffees remain a rarity. Rarer still is 100% traceability to individual farms. We're hoping that incredible tasting coffees like Half-Speed will change that and offer coffee lovers better choice and better quality coffee for any time of day.
Meet the roaster
Half-Speed is roasted on Bertha. A 120kg Probat roaster rescued from Bosnia in 2012. When we found Bertha she was completely decommissioned, a pile of parts destined for scrap. Over four years we rebuilt this machine, retro-fitting an afterburner to eliminate VOCs from its emissions and drastically improving fuel efficiency. Today, Bertha runs on just 40% of her original fuel consumption - a beautiful and efficient machine.