Hi, I'm Kait, a long-time coffee lover. I love the taste, the smell, the warmth and the ritual of sharing coffee with friends and family.
A couple years ago, due to work stress and my father's battle with cancer, I couldn't sleep. Night after night I'd lay awake jittery and anxious. Eventually I realized I needed to give up my beloved coffee, which was exacerbating my stress.
But I couldn't stay away from coffee for long, I really missed it. As I started searching for a good decaf, my suspicions were confirmed that most decaf coffee was terrible and needed to be drowned in milk to mask the taste. It was really challenging to find a good cup of decaf coffee.
As I spoke with more decaf drinkers, I realized I wasn't alone. People give up or reduce caffeine for a variety of reasons, but we all still want good coffee. And so many coffee lovers said they would happily drink less caffeine, if only they could find a decaf worth the switch.
I realized this was a real problem and that I wanted to do something about it. Caffeine conscious coffee lovers deserve better.
So I spent months traveling with my partner Daniel to Colombia, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia in a quest to create and share great decaf. We traveled to some of the best coffee farms in the world and visited a decaffeination plant that uses a natural byproduct of sugar cane.
This trip reminded me of my years in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, West Africa where I worked closely with farmers to develop a cooperative to sell higher quality sesame to exporters. In fact, this experience is what prompted me to go to business school, to learn more about how I could use business to make a piece of the world better. Riding on the back of a motorcycle through dirt roads in Rwanda to meet up with a coffee producer, I felt like I had come full circle.
And in Colombia, I fell in love with a coffee. It was rich and fruity and all around delicious. I was shocked when I learned it was decaf! This is the first coffee in our store and I’m so excited to share this treasure with other caffeine conscious coffee lovers.
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