Frequently Asked Questions
About our coffee
Yes, it tastes like coffee and has all the aspects in it which you expect of coffee: the bitterness, the warmth, the caffeine boost (if you like) and the aftertaste. We keep on working on more variants to come even closer to the ultimate coffee-free-coffee.
Yes, it can be brewed just like normal coffee. The filter variant is brewed like normal filter coffee and the capsules are compatible for all types of Nespresso® machines. Furthermore, we keep working on new variants such as Espresso and cold-can-variant.
For each product there is a version with caffeine and a version which is naturally decaf. Caffeine level is similar to normal filter coffee and to coffee in capsules, which is on average between 75-100 mg caffeine per serving.
Our blends consist of a mix of roasted cereals, legumes, roots and fruits.
The filter blend is made of roasted lupin, barley, chickpeas, chicory, natural aroma, dried black currant, citric acid and caffeine. The decaf version does not contain caffeine.
The capsules variant is made of roasted lupin, barley, fig, chickpeas, chicory, natural aroma, dried black currant and caffeine. The decaf version does not contain any caffeine.
The espresso is made of roasted lupin, fig, chicory, chickpea, natural aroma, caffeine, citric acid and baking soda. The decaf version does not contain any caffeine.
A natural flavour is a substance used to add or enhance taste and aroma of a finished food product. The flavours are created by pairing the interesting flavour molecules of numerous raw materials that come from a natural source. In our case, another important requirement is that none of these natural flavour compounds are derived from coffee or other tropical ingredients.
There are two types of caffeine on the market: naturally derived caffeine, which is extracted from natural resources and caffeine made by a synthetic process. Both types of caffeine are identical in molecular structure.
We use a synthetically made caffeine as a source, since all naturally derived caffeine comes from tropical plants, such as coffee, cocoa and tea. Of course this was and still is a dilemma for us, since we prefer to have a natural source of caffeine, however we set ourselves a target to not use tropical ingredients and the use of synthetic caffeine fits best for now.
We use the same source of caffeine as the majority of caffeinated beverage (like cola, energy drinks) manufacturers are using.
Yes, our filter and capsules contain barley, which contains gluten. Our filter, capsules and espresso contain lupin, which is also considered an allergen.
The capsules are made from starch, cellulose and lignin (wood bark, a waste product of the paper industry). The cups are home compostable and can be thrown away on your compost pile or along with your organic waste.
Yes we do!
Netherlands - €4,95
(free from orders above €15,-)
Belgium & Germany - €14,75
(free from oders above €30,-)
Rest of Europa - €17,75
(free from oders above €60,-)
Rest of World - €24,75
(free from oders above €100,-)
About us & our mission
As of now estimates point that by 2050 the amount of land suitable to coffee cultivation will decrease by 50% and demand of coffee will double or even triple. And since coffee trees are highly sensitive to climate change, plantations will need to adapt and shift to higher altitudes into now intact forest to keep up with demand.
The result is that coffee is a driver of deforestation in the tropics. Recent research from WWF ranks coffee as number 6 on the list of leading causes of deforestation. But, good to realize: the problem differs much per region. In some area’s expanding or moving coffee plantations can even contribute to biodiversity.
Not all coffee causes large scale deforestation. The nice small holder agroforestry arabica coffee you might buy at a local craft roaster doing direct trade and paying fair prices is not the big problem. The problem is a global increasing demand for coffee. That leads – seen on a global scale – to expanding coffee plantations. This expansion goes often, but not always, at the expense of rainforest. Good to realize: the problem differs much per region. In some area’s expanding or moving coffee plantations might even contribute to biodiversity. Areas where cattle grazing areas are converted to agroforestry coffee plantations for example. On the other hand, agroforestry efforts cannot replace the lost natural forests and their ecosystem services.
There is such good demand for coffee that existing coffee growers will be able to continue their work. We only try to combat deforestation by limiting (a bit) the need of further expansion of land used for coffee growing. Less demand for coffee limits the role coffee will play as a driver of deforestation.
In addition to the fact that the ingredients used for our Coffee Free Coffee don't contribute to deforestation, the so-called footprint of our coffee is also less harmful to the environment than regular coffee.
A first Life Cycle Assesment was conducted, showing that Northern Wonder coffee has a much lower carbon footprint and scores significantly more environmentally friendly on aspects such as water- and land use and global warming potential.
We want to keep assessing our products´ impact and improvement areas, and involve a third party to confirm the calculations. So, stay tuned.
We are raising at the moment. If you would like to express your interst for this or future rounds, please contact our CFO Bas.
Yes, we do. We are currently look for a marketing sales lead. Please contact David to learn more about the job.
All our products are sold via our own webshop. Furthermore, the filter and capsules are also available at the Albert Heijn in the Netherlands.
We are open to work with resellers. If you are interested, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have the possibility to serve filter or espresso coffee (or Nespresso compatible capsules) please contact us via email@example.com.
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