Incredible, but true -the technology of freeze dried has progress to a stage where the coffee produced is very close to Roast and Ground (R&G). If you were to drink your decaf coffee from cafe, it would be abit skinny (dilute). But, due to infusion of aroma and special blend, decaf coffee from vending machines can at the right conditions be better than cafe's.
This is mainly due to the blend which after numerous R&D, the vending companies are able to balance the right percentage of Arabica and Robusta to get that full flavor and even insert
interesting taste into gourmet decaf coffee.
The reason why your cup of decaf java is watery is mainly due to the process of decaffeination. This is done at the green bean stage.
The green beans are extracted with water, which removes the caffeine as well as some soluble solids. The caffeine is separated from the soluble solids then these solids are reincorporated into green beans -and that is the beans for your gourmet decaf coffee.
The extraction lead to a residual caffeine level of less than 0.1%, and to some taste bud, it would no longer be a good cuppa, more towards the scale of diluted watery coffee.
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Now, that's the process for beans used on your usual coffee makers. For coffee vending machines, the freeze dried goes through 2 stages where aroma are infused, this gives you the strong aroma when hot water touches the granules.
And the body of decaf coffee is build by the blend that comprises of approximately 20% Robusta and the rest Arabica. Of course, beans can accomplished that too. But, in my opinion it is more complete under this freeze dried format.
But the most important reason, is vending machines have make decaf coffee so readily available. Some of you might be fortunate enough to have decaf options being offered via the supermarket aisle. But, trust me -in fact test it! The taste and feel of instant coffee is tad different from vending machine's.
Sure, both are instant and might be the same granules. It might be the anti-caking agent, it might be the system or it could be the 2 stages of aromatisation. But, to me
gourmet decaf coffee is possible from vending machines.
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).
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May 13, 22 03:43 AM
Most likely, the ratio of coffee to water and the way the coffee is extracted are to blame. If you fix these, your coffee might taste better.
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May 11, 22 06:19 AM
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