Half Moon (Half Caff)


walnut, sticky toffee pudding, vanilla bean


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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.

  • Type

  • Origin

    Huila, Colombia | Cerrado, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Producer

    El Paraiso Growers' Association | Mariana Veloso
  • Elevation

    1,066 - 1,800 MASL
  • Process

    Washed and Natural

Veloso Coffee

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%.

Brazil map, showing Cerrado in the SE portion of country
For the Velosos, investing in reforestation and conservation of the local biodiversity proves to neighboring farms that it is an important component of the collective sustainability of coffee. The lot is naturally processed: it is spread on drying patios until they reach an 11.5% moisture content, then dry-milled.

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.

These producers participate in a program called LIFT, which offers education and access to “training and technical assistance on best agricultural practices, farm business management, climate smart agriculture, best socio-environmental practices in alignment with the Rainforest Alliance, support to renovation, access to capital and financial risk management and community development.”
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