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Simmer Down™ Decaf

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For U.K. mainland we offer a Free Delivery service for all orders.

For international orders please email for a quote.


We work on all orders in the order that we receive them. Normally we dispatch parcels either the same or next working day. However during very busy periods it may take an extra day or two for your parcel to be dispatched.

Please contact for any returns. Returns can be made for any unsatisfactory products and full refund given. Please contact us within 5 business days of receiving your purchase to allows us to look into your query. We accept returns up to 30 days from delivery date. 

If your order becomes damaged in transit, we ask for you to provide photo evidence so we can process the refund through Royal Mail.


Currently all the coffee packaging we use is 100% recyclable - label 5 and produced in the EU.

Label 5 or polypropylene (similar to yoghurt pots) is easily recyclable and widely accepted at recycling points and kerbside collections. 

This packaging type keeps your coffee ultra fresh and features a resealable tag and valve.


FAQ's & Storage

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is our coffee Organic?

All our staple coffees are 100% naturally grown, free of synthetic pesticides and herbicides. This includes Signature Gold, Rich Italian & Black Gold. 

What strength is the coffee?

We advise this coffee to be a strength of 3.5 out of 5. Punchy but not over powering. 

Are the beans oily? 

No, these beans are not oily, if you have particularly sensitive machine/equipment, these beans should be perfect. 

Where to store the coffee?

We recommend storing the coffee in a cool, dark, dry cupboard, before you open them. Once opened, reseal the bag and they can be safely stored in the packaging, and we recommend to consume them within 4 weeks of opening.

How many coffees do the bags serve?

250g - serves 13-15 coffees. 500g - serves 26-30 coffees. 1kg - serves 55-65 coffees. We recommend one kilo bag to serve 2 coffees a day, to last a month.

What's the best before date?

All our coffees are roasted to order, meaning they couldn't be fresher. We advise a best before date of 6 months from the order date. 

    Espresso Brew Guide

    Brewing espresso is a lot like brewing tea; if we leave our bag in too long we risk over-brewing the tea and extracting “stewed” bitter flavours from the leaves but if we do not leave it long enough our tea risks being weak and insipid. This means we must exert control over our brewing process to ensure that we extract all of the desirable flavour compounds whilst leaving behind the compounds responsible for unwelcome bitterness and astringency. This is easy with a teabag – we can take it out whenever we choose – but achieving the same control with espresso is slightly more complex.

    Coffee does not extract homogenously during its brewing cycle. Most extraction occurs during the first third of its brew time. Typically fruit acids and bean fragments that contribute towards body extract first, followed by sugars, and then bitter compounds.


    Understanding your grinder is the key to achieving desirable DOSE and BREW TIME. Whether you are using a modern “on-demand” grinder or a more traditional “dosing grinder” you should be able to control both DOSE and GRIND TEXTURE, both of which are critical to brewing balanced espresso. Here’s how...

    Using scales, weigh a consistent dose of ground coffee into your double espresso basket -16g - 18g is a sensible choice for most espresso machines.

    Aim for 36-40g of liquid espresso or roughly a ratio of 1:2 (18g of ground espresso to 36g of liquid espresso). 

    Is it within your target brew time window? We recommend 20 - 30 Seconds.

    Yes = SUCCESS!

    Your espresso is probably well brewed and should taste full, sweet and balanced.

    No = If you haven't extracted 30-40ml of liquid espresso, in 20-30 seconds, your grind is too FINE and your espresso will most likely taste thin, bitter & ashy.

    Coarsen your grind slightly then grind and discard at least 20g of coffee to remove traces of the previous grind setting

    No = If you have extracted too much liquid espresso (over 30ml for single espresso, over 60ml for double). Your grind is too COARSE and your espresso will most likely be weak and sour.

    Make your grind slightly FINER then grind and discard at least 20g of coffee to remove all traces of the previous grind setting

    Discover our Award Winning Simmer Down Decaf. Rich & Full-bodied, 99.9% caffeine free and you wouldn't know it. Notes of Vanilla Fudge & Caramelised Biscuit. Strength 3.5/5 

    We love our caffeine as much as the next person. But sometimes you need a break from the buzz. This is why we offer this decaf coffee, a rich and flavourful brew that has all the buzz of your regular cup of joe but none of the jitters. Perfect for milky or black coffees.

    Decaffeinated coffee causes such a debate in the coffee world with many customers believing that it’s pointless, drinking a coffee without caffeine. As a result it is often deemed a sub-standard coffee. Let's challenge this!

    “Delicious decaf, one of my favourite ones on the market, I’ll certainly be buying again”.

    • Small batch, single origin, freshly roasted to order.
    • 100% Arabica, high quality coffee beans, organic and Fair-trade.
    • Natural chemical free decaffeination process (99% caffeine free), the clean way. 
    • Fully recyclable and resealable bags to stay fresher for longer.
    • Exclusive coffee sourced by us and enjoyed by our customers for over 10 years - not available in the supermarkets.
    • Tracked delivery, shipped same day. 
    • Easy to brew. Known as the Swiss Army knife of coffees, you won't need to watch hundreds of Youtube videos for a better than cafe quality brew at home.
    • Gentle on the Tummy: Our low-acid beans mean you can savour coffee without the cringe of stomach discomfort.

    Our difference? We source directly from the farmers, and not third party importers, so you won't find better tasting, freshly roasted decaf coffee at a better price or we'll refund the difference! 

    What you need to know:

    • Smooth body with notes of vanilla fudge and caramelised biscuit. Chemical free decaf process, virtually caffeiene free. (99.9 percent)
    • Great Taste judges comments - "A dark roast that delivered a rich crema. With milk, it becomes a vanilla fudge: soft, round, full of malt and with a pleasingly long finish. No one would guess this was a decaf." 

    More on the coffee farm - Peru Tunki:

    The name of Tunki comes from the locally found wild bird (also known as ‘cock of the rocks’) and is traditionally farmed by hand and produced without the use of pesticides or chemicals. 

    Situated high in the mountains amongst the most beautiful flora and fauna of the Tambopata Valley, the coffee beans are firstly fed and washed by pure spring waters and then harvested by the local indigenous Quechua and 'Aymara' speaking families. 

    This is globally one of the most difficult and logistically challenging of origins, with a hair raising 4 day journey that climbs to almost 5000m to cross the mighty Andes to get this coffee to port - a journey worth every step in our opinion.

    These proud families have worked the area for generations in harmony with the land. At the beginning of each season all farmers make an annual ceremony to the earth  'Pachamama'  to ask for blessings for the coming season.

    Origin: Satipo, Peru

    Varietal: Bourbon

    Processing: Washed -  Naturally processed co2 Decaf

    500g serves roughly 30 coffees, 1kg serves roughly 60 coffees. 

    Did you know?

    Decaf coffee is still packed with antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, and niacin. Only the caffeine molecule is extracted during the decaffeination process. 

    How we remove the caffeine from our coffee: 

    1. The green coffee beans are soaked/cleaned in water, as the beans expand the pores open up and the caffeine becomes mobile.
    2. Pressured Carbon Dioxide is introduced, this combined with the present water creates sparkling water. The CO2 acts like a magnet to the caffeine molecules, extracting it from the beans.
    3. The water is then drained into an evaporator which precipitates the caffeine rich carbon dioxide out of the water.
    4. This cycle is repeated until the caffeine level is low enough to be classified as decaf.
    5. The decaffeinated coffee is then gently dried until it reaches its original moisture content and is then ready for roasting.

    Roasting Perfection

    Unique 1%: We roast using high airflow to reduce impurities for a cleaner taste. 99% of beans aren't roasted this way.

    Great Taste Producer

    Qualified "Great Taste Producer", guaranteed quality. Winning 8 awards in 3 years.

    Easy Brewing

    Roasted for easy brewing. You won’t need a beard, Bunsen burner or refractometer to brew the best coffee you’ve ever had.

    Next-Day Delivery

    We aim to hand roast and ship all orders same day, with free next day delivery - cut off 11am

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 95 reviews
    ian h. (London, GB)
    First buy

    Are son in law recommended your coffee once we got, A bean to cup machine as we loved his coffee. First but not the last order from me.

    Christine P. (Thatcham, GB)

    I was recommended by my son. The taste is wonderful and it is nice to know that I can buy fresh and locally. Just put in your order and it is ready to collect promptly. I have the Simmer Down Decaf variety. Highly recommended.

    Stephen S. (Telford, GB)
    Summer Down Decaf

    Excellent decaf. Nicely roasted, punches through dairy and oat milk exceptionally well. Easy to dial in and a ratio of 1.2 or thereabouts is spot on. Will buy again.


    The best half caf out there. I would have bought a subscription of it if they kept making it!

    B A. (City of Westminster, GB)
    I've looked for a good decaf for years and finally found it

    I am that person that is quite fussy with coffee flavours. Finally glad to have found an enjoyable decaf coffee. Yes, it is weaker than caffeinated and yes, you can tell the difference, but it is genuinely a good decaf. I recommend trying at the very least.

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