pacificmanitou wrote:I don't do decaf much, but I like having the option. Right now I'm using a Paupa New Gunea from Sweet Maria's. I just roast in a 4 ounce batch and use it till its gone (for freshness. It seems like decaf right after roast is like regular coffee a day or two after, and after a couple days, its impossible to work with). Before I started roasting I got a decaf blend from a local chain in my area.
espressoStraight wrote:My wife is a decaf drinker (which is a pain in my morning routine because I hand grind her beans) and we've tried a few different decaf options before she settled on her favorites. For milk drinks (she likes cappas) she by far prefers the Decaf Swiss Water Process Blend from Compass Coffee. This is our "house" decaf at this point and there is always some on reserve in the freezer.
In the low caf category - we found speedbump from Deep Cello to be phenomenal. As a straight shot or in an americano this is a favorite in our house. Doesn't hold up as well to milk drinks but has a fantastic flavor profile and richness in an americano. I tried a sample when I was ordering some Nostromo and my wife was "ordering" americanos until it was gone. I also find it to be a great option for evening drinks for me (although... time of day never really has much impact on my caffeine intake )