Organic Coffee FAQs

Coffee Pods / Capsules

With which machines are your coffee pods/capsules compatible?
Our coffee pods/capsules are compatible with all DeLonghi, Breville, Sunbeam and Nespresso® machines including the following models: Le Cube, Essenza, Citiz, Pixie, Lattissima, U, Maestria & Inissia pod/capsule coffee machines.

Can your coffee pods/capsules damage my Nespresso® machine?
Our coffee pods/capsules have been specifically designed for use with the Nespresso® system so it will not damage your machine. The pods/capsules are made of flexible yielding material which is guaranteed to never melt in your machine during the extraction process.

How should I dispose your coffee pods/capsules once used?
Our coffee pods/capsules are made with biodegradable, food grade BPA free plastic. This means that once you've enjoyed your coffee, you can simply remove the lid and place the empty capsules in your general waste for them to degrade at an accelerated rate in landfill. You'll be happy to note that our coffee pods/capsules degrade in approximately 730 days (this may vary depending on variables such as moisture, heat, light and oxygen) - around the same amount of time it takes for an orange peel to decompose! Find out more about our biodegradable pods/capsules here

 

Instant Coffee

How is your instant Decaf coffee decaffeinated?
Our famous instant coffee is decaffeinated using the CR3 Natural Liquid Carbon Dioxide Process, which simply uses water & carbon dioxide. This method is the most organic & natural way to decaffeinate beans, as no chemicals are used to strip the caffeine. Using this method allows the beans' natural flavours & aromas to be retained for your maximum enjoyment. 

How much caffeine is left over in the decaf?
Due to the lack of harsh chemical use, there will be a slight trace of caffeine in our decaffeinated instant coffee but we can safely guarantee that it is 99.7% caffeine free. To work out how much is in a particular serving, multiply 0.003 by the serving size. For example, in a 1.5g serving, there will be approximately 4.5mg of caffeine - that's even less than chocolate!

How is your instant coffee made?
The short answer is that our instant coffee range is freeze-dried, which is a completely natural and chemical-free process. What's freeze-drying, you ask? It's a process that involves grinding the coffee beans then dissolving them in water to concentrate the coffee solution. The coffee extract is then frozen and ground to granule size. These granules are then dried at a low temperature, which is gradually increased in a vacuum system to leave us with our instant coffee! 

 

All Coffee

How are your coffees processed?
All República's coffee products are the loving results of sourcing beans that are grown, roasted & packaged using only organically certified methods. We ourselves are certified by ACO (Australian Certified Organic) guaranteeing that all our products are certified 100% organic.

For the roasting process the raw green coffee beans are fed into the roaster and heated to high temperatures for a set period of time to perfection resulting in blends that highlight the natural qualities of the chosen beans.

How should I store my coffee?
The best place to store our beans is in an air-tight container, away from direct sunlight. It's also best to avoid putting the beans or ground coffee in the fridge as the coffee will absorb the smells of other foods. We recommend that all beans & ground coffee products are consumed within 4 weeks from opening the bag to maintain freshness for your personal enjoyment.

Have we answered your question?
Please feel free to email us at hello@republicaorganic.com.au. We love hearing from our customers :) 

 

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