“Half caff” refers to a coffee blended with a 50/50 mix of caffeinated and decaf beans. It offers half the caffeine of a regular specialty coffee and one-fourth the caffeine of a robusta coffee. Also known in espresso bars as a “split shot” or a “half and half,” the half caff option affords decaf drinkers an opportunity to enjoy a cup that’s considerably lower in caffeine with bigger and more complex flavors. All the flavor with half the caffeine? Sign me up!
Bristol Twenty Half Caff is a unique blend of our Brazilian Santos single origin coffee and our Swiss Water Guatemalan SHB EP. With only 30-40 mgs of caffeine rather than 70mgs, it is 50% less caffeine but with 100% great taste.
Brazil is known the world over as one of the most prolific and dedicated of coffee producers. This Brazilian Santos roasted dark. It produces a rich, full-bodied flavor yet maintains the smoothness usually found in a lighter roast. Featuring a pleasant cinnamon nuance and undertones of dark chocolate, this bean is perfect for anything from filter coffee to espresso. If you’re looking for a low-acid coffee, this roast is an excellent way to experience a dark roast and low acidity in a single cup!
About one-third of all of the world’s coffee is grown in Brazil, and much of Brazil’s premium coffee is labeled Santos after the port it is shipped through. Brazil is the largest exporter in the world, supplying approximately 60% of the world’s coffee – this is due in part to the sheer size of the country. While Brazil is a prolific exporter, it’s average elevation for coffee production is only about 1,100 meters. This qualifies most of it as High Grown Coffee (900-1,200 meters), but some crops certainly fall below that threshold.
Many high quality blends are made from either Bourbon Santos or Brazil Cerrado due to the ability of Brazilian coffees to take dark roasts without turning overly bitter. This is due in part to the mild, balance flavour of Brazilian coffee beans.
Guatemala has a vast range of coffees available and qualities to boot. every now and again a conventional lot arrives in that blows our mind – this is one of them!
Produced from multiple farmers delivering to the Fedecocagua Co operative, this coffee is blended expertly to create the very best of what’s available at any given moment.
Established in 1969, FEDECOCAGUA is a cooperative organisation with 20,000 members. Seventy percent of co-op members are members of indigenous groups from various regions of Guatemala, including Huehuetenango, Cobán, Verapaces, Retalhuleu, San Marcos, and Zacapa. The organisation is made up of over 150 individual co operatives that supply the coffee. As the main exporter of coffee from Guatemala, Fedecocagua is perfectly position to provide almost everything we need from undergrade stocklots to certified main grades and micro lot specialities. They are the one stop shop for all things Guatemalan.
This type is the standard quality for SHB EP Guatemalan coffees. It can be grown in the country’s northern and central highlands at an attitude of above 1350 metres. This is the ideal height for gourmet coffee. Which allows the country to rank 2nd in the world in the amount of high grade coffee it produces, and it has the highest percentage of its crop classified as high quality. SHB coffees exhibit unique qualities like citrus acidity and its complex combination of fruit and smooth chocolate notes. This coffee type represents the classic, clean, Central American cup.
Rory’s Tasting Notes:
Sweet, caramel, cherry and custard flavours, with smooth body and mild acidity.