Half Moon (Half Caff)
walnut, sticky toffee pudding, vanilla bean
Whether it’s your first cup of the morning or an afternoon pick-me-up, some moments call for a gentler cup of coffee. That’s where Half Moon comes in: this half-caff blend delivers all the comfort of your favorite coffee with only half the caffeine. To create Half Moon, we pair our beloved decaf offering, Nightcap, in a 50/50 blend with a fully caffeinated coffee from Brazil. The resulting profile is sweet and medium-bodied, with notes of walnut, sticky toffee pudding, and vanilla bean—so delicious you’ll want a second cup!
The decaffeinated component of this coffee is grown by members of the El Paraiso Growers’ Association in Huila, Colombia, and decaffeinated at Descafecol, an ethyl acetate plant in Colombia. Ethyl acetate is a naturally-occurring compound found in fruits and vegetables—even in coffee itself!—and can be used in combination with steam and water to remove caffeine.
OriginHuila, Colombia | Cerrado, Minas Gerais, Brazil
ProducerEl Paraiso Growers' Association | Mariana Veloso
Elevation1,066 - 1,800 MASL
ProcessWashed and Natural
The Veloso family has been producing specialty coffees in the Cerrado Mineiro region in the countryside of coffee-rich Minas Gerais, Brazil, for decades. This coffee is grown on the family's Paraiso and Santa Cecilia farms on wide plots surrounded by protected wildlife regions. The Velosos maintain 38% of their land as natural forest—well above the Brazilian agricultural regulation of 20%.
Merendon, Cortés, Honduras
Its sister component is a Descamex Mountain Water Processed coffee from Honduras, grown on the slopes of the Merendón mountain range in the Cortés department by smallholder producers.