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    ok i just started and at the end of day one i have already had a local lady ask if i am going to do decaf :-/ never even gave that a thought before .
    so can i get a few pointers on decaf , cos i know zip about it.
    johno

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    Re: decaf

    Decaffeinated coffee doesnt have caffeine in it??? What do you want to know?

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    • #3
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      Decaff is an odd one commercially. Build a rep for having a good one with its own dedicated grinder and let a few of the expecting ladies in the area know and maybe make some $$. Dont make a noise about it and you will make less than 1% of decaff. Same sort of thing applies to good Soy.

      Decaff WOW from Beanbay if you need some is as good as I have had period.

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      • #4
        Re: decaf

        Originally posted by 2720242B23293C2C2B22450 link=1305278393/2#2 date=1305280676
        Same sort of thing applies to good Soy.
        I dunno about that. Most cafes Ive seen when standing in line around here would have at least 20% soy.  The big issue Ive seen with soy is that a lot of cafes dont understand it, and chop and change between varieties, but soy drinkers generally prefer one particular type (my missus drinks Soy Good So Milky, and its the only one I can stomach if accidentally take a sip of hers).

        Also, all the cafes Ive seen with Soy surcharges seem to do a lot less soy than ones that dont.

        Back on topic...having decaf or not really depends on the space available, the number of customers, and the location for certain.

        Edit: Just reread what you wrote about soy...think you were making the same point, but misread.

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        • #5
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          ok ta , i didnt know there was a decaf bean , i thought the decaf happened some where between the roasted bean and the process of producing instant .
          seems to me in that case i would need to use a fair bit of it to avoid having stale beans , so it may not be viable but i will look further into it .thanks .
          johno

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          • #6
            Re: decaf

            Originally posted by 7F6E73730B0 link=1305278393/4#4 date=1305284588
            i thought the decaf happened some where between the roasted bean and the process of producing instant .
            Google "Swiss water process". Any beans can be made decaff, but its impractical to do it yourself. You could get a second grinder (something like a Breville Smartgrinder) and buy 1kg lots to see if its viable, but its still a ~$250 investment that would need to be recouped. If it fails, you could always offer a Single Origin of the Week kind of deal

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            • #7
              Re: decaf

              Are you a business?
              Do you have a coffee supplier/roaster?

              Some decaff can be really, really good if the roaster knows their stuff.

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