Cageless Birds is a community led by Jonathan David & Melissa Helser of musicians, artists, cinematographers, writers, cooks, photographers and others from A Place for the Heart and the 18 Inch Journey. We believe that creativity is vital and essential to life as we are made in the image of the Creator. We are a vibrant community of friends and family that find wholeness in making incredible things and sharing them with others. Cageless Birds unites our love for Christ-centered community with our desire to create.
Maker Coffee : Decaf Colombia Planadas (Sugar Cane Process)
We are a small store that is quickly growing, and we have been blown away by all of the support and orders that have come through our online store! All of our Cageless Birds Store orders are personally processed, packaged and shipped out by our Cageless Birds staff and interns. We have a small but enthusiastic shipping team that is ready and excited to help make sure that your packages get to you as efficiently and safely as possible. When placing your order, please keep in mind that we are a young business, still learning and growing! Below you'll find some information about our shipping process and policies. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our shipping team any time via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our shipping team meets to process and ship orders Monday-Thursday. Orders placed after Thursdays at 8 AM (EST) will not be processed and shipped out until the following Monday morning. Once your order has been fulfilled and sent out for shipping, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided at the time of checkout.
All orders are shipped Priority Mail via USPS. Domestic orders typically arrive within 2-5 business days. International orders typically take between 2-6 weeks depending on the country. Please keep these shipping times in mind when placing your order. The Cageless Birds Store does not currently offer rushed or expedited shipping. All shipping costs will be automatically factored in under the shipping section when placing your order. This expense will vary based on the shipping location and the size and weight of the package.
RETURNS AND REFUNDS:
If you would like to return your item, our team will gladly work with you to make sure that your return process is as easy as possible. If you'd like to return or exchange your item, please email us at email@example.com with a detailed description of what you'd like to return or exchange and your original order number. Refunds and exchanges are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and Cageless Birds cannot refund initial shipping costs. When making a return, the customer may be asked to cover the cost of shipping. Please note that only unused or undamaged merchandise is eligible for a refund.
We are constantly dreaming into new products and merchandise for our online store. All of our leather goods are limited editions and are unlikely to be restocked or reproduced. If you see something you love, we encourage you to act quickly as many of our new releases sell out very fast! Additionally, many of our t-shirts are limited editions and will be retired as we release new styles and designs. Items such as CDs and books will be restocked regularly. If you have questions about a specific product that is out of stock, please email us and we'll let you know if we are expecting another shipment.
Read on to Learn More about Sugar Cane Processing :
Sugar Cane E.A. processing (aka "The Natural Decaffeination Method") starts by fermenting molasses derived from sugar cane to create ethanol. This is then mixed with acetic acid, which you'd find in vinegar, to create the compound ethyl acetate. In Colombia, where a lot of sugar cane is grown, it makes sense to use this naturally occurring solvent to complement their thriving coffee growing/processing industry.
First, the green coffee is steamed to open up its pores. Next, the E.A. is applied via water, which dissolves the caffeine in the green seeds. Then, the caffeine is separated and filtered from the tank. Finally, the now-decaffeinated seeds are steamed again to remove any residual E.A. before being dried and shipped. This method avoids excessive heat or pressure, which can radically disrupt a green seed's cellular structure. One downside of this process is that since the pores of the seed are opened up through steaming (think of the pores on your skin in a sauna), the coffee does tend to age more quickly (both as roasted and green) than our regular offerings. So enjoy it fresh! You may notice this via the "sweaty", darker appearance of the roasted seeds. Don't worry, it doesn't taste roasty and though "oily" in appearance, it is VERY delicious!
"Smooth, Dark Cocoa, and Light Acidity"
Each bag is 12 oz. / 340 g of whole bean coffee
Maker Coffee is a product of love. It is the tangible fruit of our family daring to dream together. We hand roast our coffee one small batch at a time. Our hope is that it would awaken your senses, fuel your creativity and inspire moments worth savoring. We buy excellent specialty grade green beans and roast them in a big blue Diedrich Coffee Roaster on the 52 acres of A Place for the Heart.
All proceeds from our coffee sales directly support the 18 Inch Journey schools and our dream of discipling the next generation.