How fresh is the coffee?

FRESH and we mean fresh. Our coffee cycle from the farm to our bags is roughly done in 2 weeks while most coffee companies take a month or longer! See, we said it was fresh.

This 2 week cycle lets us provide you with the freshest tasting coffee on the market so you can taste exactly how our farmers wanted you to taste the coffee. As fresh as possible.

How do I brew my beans at home?

Our coffee beans are broken down into a few categories: Colombian ground, Espresso ground, and Whole beans

Colombian ground is ideal for your traditional black coffee. Use this in your drip coffee maker or French press.

Espresso ground are best used when making an espresso or latte.

Whole beans will be needed to be ground before use.

What is your decaffeination process?

Decaffeination removes nearly all the caffeine from the beans. It is carried out while the beans are still ‘green’, before they are roasted.

Under European law decaffeinated coffee must contain 0.1%, or less, caffeine in roasted coffee beans, and up to 0.3%, or less, in soluble/instant coffee.

Decaffeination takes place in food manufacturing facilities. The process involves:

  • Swelling the green coffee beans with water or steam so the caffeine can be extracted This is the process Cordoba Uses most to produce our selections of decaffeinated varietals.
  • Extracting the caffeine from the beans. This is done with water, a solvent or activated carbon.
  • Drying the decaffeinated coffee beans back to their normal moisture level.

Besides water, the solvents typically used during decaffeination are ethyl acetate, methylene chloride (Dichloromethane, or DCM) or supercritical CO2.

Although manufacturing processes may slightly differ from one factory to another, generally where solvents are used, the water or the solvent is circulated around the water soaked beans and this causes the caffeine to be released. Then the mixture is drained from the extracting vessel and the process is repeated several times, until only a tiny amount of caffeine is left in the bean. All processes are carefully controlled so that any possible solvent residues remain below the strict limits fixed by law.

Where is the coffee Roasted?
All of our coffee is currently being roasted in Canada by our master roasters. We take on a long tradition of roasting that spans many generations and styles. It's a proud family kept secret but the results of our coffee are undeniable.
Who makes your K Cups?
Our K Cups are made in-house from our roasting facility in Canada. They receive the same careful care and treatment as all of our coffee products.
How should I store my beans?
Store your beans in a cool room temperature area for best results.