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 compostable materials. This means that once you've enjoyed your coffee, you can simply remove the lid and place the empty capsules in your council green organics bin or your regular waste bin where the pods will biodegrade at an accelerated rate.
In the plastic pouch the pods come in environmentally friendly?
Yes! These pouches are home compostable. Simply pop them in your home compost bin, the council organics bin or your regular waste bin where the pouches will biodegrade in landfill at an accelerated rate.
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!
Are the jars recyclable?
The short answer is that yes they are recyclable. The jars themselves are made from glass, and the material from the lids is PP polypropylene and this material alone is recyclable. The exception is the foam disk inside the lid is made out of paper with aluminum and PE foam as per food regulations, however you can pull out the disk, dispose of it as normal waste and recycle the lid.
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
How much caffeine is there in your coffee?
The long answer is that there are multiple factors that affect the caffeine content of our coffee beans, from the genetics of the beans themselves, the conditions they were grown in, how long they were roasted and at what temperature, what coffee brewing method was used, the length of the extraction time, the temperature of the hot water being used to extract the caffeine in the infusion, and the list goes on!
The short answer is that each cup of coffee that you make using about one teaspoon of our decaf instant will contain just around 4.5mg of caffeine compared with about 40mg in a cup of our regular instant.
How much caffeine is there in one serve of your coffee?
Approx. amounts of caffeine in a standard-size cup of coffee:
Decaf: approx. 4.5mg caffeine per 1.5g (one teaspoon)
Instant Coffee: approx. 0.3 or less %
Pods: approx. 60mg caffeine per pod
Regular Beans: approx. 35-45mg caffeine per 1.5g (one teaspoon)
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.
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