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Zoom El Salvador Renacer CO2 Decaf
Zoom El Salvador Renacer CO2 Decaf
Zoom El Salvador Renacer CO2 Decaf

El Salvador Renacer CO2 Decaf


This CO2 processed decaf coffee comes to us from the Los Naranjos producer group in the department of Sonsonate, Western El Salvador – the CO2 process leaves much of the coffees character intact so that there is good body and balance in the brew.

Expect : Milk Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Toasted Nuts
Enjoy with : With or Without Milk
Process : Decaf

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Location: Cantón Los Naranjos, Juayúa, Sonsonate, Western El Salvador
Altitude: 1000-1,600 metres above sea level
Preparation: Decaf
Varietal: Bourbon, Pacamara, Catisic, Catimor, Costa Rica 95 & Sampacho
Owners: Mauricio Fernando Gutierrez, Carlos gilberto Cabrera Guirora, Oscar Oliverio Gomez, Delmi Jeaneth Escobar Arevalo, Nestor Mardoqueo Mejia

Suited for : Espresso, French Press
Enjoy : With or Without Milk

Grind Setting: Very fine
Brew Time: 23-26 seconds
Dose:Brewed Weight 17-18g dose : 32-34g yield

French Press
Grind Setting: Coarse
Brew Time: 3 minutes
Coffee:Water 30-35g coffee : 500ml water

Brew Guides

Grind Size

Single Origin CO2 Decaf

This CO2 processed decaf coffee comes to us from the Los Naranjos producer group in the department of Sonsonate, Western El Salvador – the CO2 process leaves much of the coffees character intact so that there is good body and balance in the brew.

This Coffee's Story

The Sparkling Water CO2 Process

This process was first discovered by a scientist called Kurt Zosel at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in 1967 as he was looking at new ways of separating mixtures of substances. In 1988, a German decaffeination company called CR3 developed this process for decaffeination whereby natural carbon dioxide (which comes from prehistoric underground lakes) is combined with water to create ‘sub-critical’ conditions which creates a highly solvent substance for caffeine in coffee. It is a gentle, natural and organically certified process and the good caffeine selectivity of the carbon dioxide guarantees a high retention level of other coffee components which contribute to taste and aroma.

The process is outlined below:
1. The green beans enter a ‘pre-treatment’ vessel where they are cleaned and moistened with water before being brought into contact with pressurised liquid carbon dioxide. When the green coffee beans absorb the water, they expand and the pores are opened resulting in the caffeine molecules becoming mobile.

2. After the water has been added, the beans are then brought into contact with the pressurised liquid carbon dioxide which combines with the water to essentially form sparkling water. The carbon dioxide circulates through the beans and acts like a magnet, drawing out the mobile caffeine molecules.

3. The sparkling water then enters an evaporator which precipitates the caffeine rich carbon dioxide out of the water. The now caffeine free water is pumped back into the vessel for a new cycle.

4. This cycle is repeated until the required residual caffeine level is reached. Once this has happened, the circulation of carbon dioxide is stopped and the green beans are discharged into a drier.

5. The decaffeinated coffee is then gently dried until it reaches its original moisture content, after which it is ready for roasting.

There are several benefits to using this process for decaffeination:
• The agent used for extracting the caffeine is entirely natural and the process can be classified as ‘organic’ due to the complete lack of chemicals used throughout. There is also no health risk by consuming coffee that has been decaffeinated in this way.
• The way the process works means the other compounds in the green bean are left untouched, meaning decaffeination has no effect on the flavour and aroma of the finished product. The carbon dioxide is very selective and doesn’t extract the carbohydrates and proteins in the green bean which contribute to flavour and smell.
• The cell structure of the green bean and the finished roasted bean is unchanged which is of great advantage when working with specialty coffees.
• The by-products are 100% natural and recyclable.
This is a super clean washed lot best suited to be enjoyed without milk on paper filter methods.

Shipping Info

Delivery Times

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with 3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. 

Royal Mail 2nd class tracked postage is included for orders over £25. Orders under £25 will add £4.10 for 2nd class tracked postage. Alternatively, you have the option to include 1st class tracked postage for £5.

Operating times are 9am-5pm Mon-Friday. Orders placed after 12pm on Friday will not be processed until 9am Monday morning.

Local Pick Ups

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm – just ring the doorbell on arrival

Packaging Info

Letterbox Friendly

If you order 1-2 x 250g bags of coffee, they will be sent in a letterbox friendly package so that you do not need to be in to take receipt of your coffee.

100% Home Compostable

Our 250g bags are 100% home compostable including the valve, seal and sticker! They will degrade in 6 months in a well managed home compost.

1kg Recyclable LDPE 4

Our 1kg bags are currently in LDPE plastic - some councils will recycle this for you, if you are unsure simply take it to your local supermarket with your other plastic packaging.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews
Sheryl Abbott
Could not manage without North Star Coffee Roasters

Just perfect, only go to coffee shops that stock it!

CO2 Decaf Beans

Our order for CO2 Decaf Beans was easy to arrange, arrived quickly and are very tasty. Thank you North Star

brilliant tasting decaf coffee

This is a brilliant tasting decaf coffee and we have been having it for a couple of years now. The taste is fantastic and the process to make it decaf is also another bonus! We have curiously tried other decaf coffees but we know this one is consistently brilliant!

James Matthews
Amazing decaff

A work of magic!
Decaff is supposed to be weak, middling, stripped of complexity and body.
Somehow North Star have made a decaff with oomph!
On my third order so far (2kg at a time)


Best Decafe coffee I have ever had!


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