We're not all curious, but from time to time we do get asked the what, where, how, when, who and why of Liqueurious.
What is the SCA Cup Score?
Both Coffea and Coffea Decaf use coffee beans which are classed as Speciality Coffee with a SCA of 80+. The SCA (Speciality Coffee Association) is a trade association who developed an industry standard for grading coffee. It is a quantifiable and qualifiable measure, based upon scientific testing, which set values and/or ranges of values for coffee. Coffee which is graded with a SCA Cup Score of 80+ (out of a scale of 100) is classed as Speciality Coffee.
What is the Coffea Decaffeination Process?
Swiss Water Process - Only water is used to decaffeinate beans, a technique first developed in Switzerland in 1933. Decaffeination removes about 97% or more of the caffeine in coffee beans. A typical cup of decaf coffee has about 2 mg of caffeine, compared to a typical cup of regular coffee, which has about 95 mg of caffeine.
What is the Camellia Decaffeination Process?
CO2 high-pressure decaffeination - Moistened tea leaves are first treated with heat and pressure and then gently treated with carbon dioxide, a natural gas. The carbon dioxide bonds with the caffeine and both are evaporated. All decaffeinated dry tea leaves typically leave a caffeine residue of 0.1%-0.4%
What is the Sediment in the Bottle?
There may be a small amount of sediment or sediment leaves in our liqueurs. This will vary from bottle to bottle giving each bottle its unique signature. But don't worry, we only use real tea and real coffee which means the sediment is 100% natural and flavourless. This is a normal part of the manufacturing process and is more noticeable in our coffee liqueurs, which are made only with natural flavourings and ingredients. Shake it up and enjoy!
Do you Ethically Source Tea and Coffee?
We work closely with our Tea and Coffee suppliers and try to ensure that our supply chain is as transparent as possible. Our Tea partner is proud to to be a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) – a not-for-profit organisation working with tea companies, development organisations and governments to improve the lives of tea workers, farmers and the environment in which they live and work. Our Coffee partner sources speciality beans from an ethical coffee sourcing company. They pay better than Fairtrade prices and also fund community projects such as health, education and farming. They believe in Global Citizenship, which is the concept that one’s identity transcends, even as it respects, geographical and national borders, and that our social, political, environmental and economic actions occur in an interconnected world.