Down Shift: A decaffeinated version of our beloved Chain Breaker signature espresso blend. No shortcuts were taken here. This blend represents the four major coffee growing regions as well, resulting in a remarkable decaf. Available in 12 oz. bags of ground (cone drip) or whole bean.
We currently offer four amazing coffee brews to kick-start your day, available in 12 oz. bags of ground (cone drip) or whole bean.
53x11 Coffee is proud to support the farmers and their families that grow the coffee we enjoy. We buy only Fair Trade, organic coffees.
Why Fair Trade?
The Fair Trade certification indicates that the coffee farmers receive a minimum price for their crop (they are also paid a premium for certified organic goods.) The coffee importer sources directly from the coffee farms and farmer groups, which shortens the supply chain and ensures the “fair price.” The greater return on coffee allows for the farmers to reinvest in the quality of their farms and the surrounding communities. Beyond price, Fair Trade means that the farms are safe for their workers (no child labor, living wages, etc.) It encourages sustainable farming and prohibits the use of chemicals and pesticides that hurt the environment and the crop. By buying Fair Trade coffee and produce, we can support these initiatives.
(Source: TransFair USA)
Why Certified Organic?
With coffee being a highly chemically treated crop, we feel it’s important to buy certified organic. The chemicals from conventionally grown coffees are harmful to us as consumers and the workers that are faced with them everyday. Our coffees are certified organic by Quality Assurance International and abide by the U.S. National Organic Program standards (there are links below if you would like to learn more.) This means that they are grown without pesticides, herbicides, or other chemicals, which benefits the coffee producers and the consumers. For larger crop yield without chemicals, the growers use sustainable farming methods (crop rotation, terracing, composting, etc.) This results in richer soil, greater biodiversity, and healthier ecosystems. Certified organic coffee not only benefits our health, but it also supports the environment. By purchasing our coffees you are choosing to make a difference towards a more sustainable way of life for everyone.
(Source: Organic Trade Association) U.S. National Organic Program and National Organic Standards Board
Which method is used to decaffeinate this coffee? Thanks!
- Asked by LSM
- Verified Reply - Hammer SteveThe Swiss Water Method is used to decaffeinate the coffee beans used in 53x11 Down Shift Coffee. Here is a link that explains this method in more detail: https://coffeeconfidential.org/health/decaffeination/