Decaf French Riviera Coffee
This dark roast coffee is the sister to our popular French Riviera Roast. It's a blend of Indonesian, Central, and South American coffees roasted to glistening perfection. It's one of the people's favorites here in Santa Barbara, CA, known as the American Riviera, and helped inspire the name.
Flavor and cup notes:
- Full-bodied and bold
- Sweet and smokey
- Less acidic
How Does French Roast Coffee Taste?
French roast coffee is commonly considered as a double-roast coffee, and very popular among the coffee-drinking community. The depth and complexity of the dark roasting process typically yields flavors of a sweet and smokey combination.
When you compare a French roast to a lighter one, a French roast coffee is typically less acidic and French roast coffee is far less acidic has less of that charred or roasted flavor.
Decaf French Riviera Coffee has been carefully processed to remove the caffeine from the coffee beans. This is done with our European method.
What is the European process and how can you remove the caffeine from a coffee bean?
The "European Method" is also known as the Indirect Solvent-Based Decaffeination Process, and it's a way to boil out the caffeine from green (raw) coffee beans. The beans are soaked in a liquid that helps bond to the caffeine, which combined with heat, helps to essentially boil off the chemically-bonded caffeine solution. After being heated to remove the caffeine, the beans are then soaked in their original liquid to reabsorb all of the delicious flavor compounds and natural oils.
This process is one of many coffee decaffeination methods that help to remove caffeine from the beans while still keeping the delicious coffee notes and smooth flavors that coffee-lovers know.