Decaf Coffee Suggestions Revisited

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Skylander

#1: Post by Skylander »

Hi everyone,

Since this thread...

Decaf Coffee Suggestions

...has been closed I thought I would revive it with a new one.

I recently had the chance to enjoy a bag of Presidio Decaf Espresso from Dune in Santa Barbara and it was remarkable. I used it for filter coffee and it's excellent. High level of sweetness, and notes that are relatively present and distinct for a Decaf. Plus no "decafy" flavors.

I looked into what they are using for this blend and it seems like it's an EA Columbia too. I am also in the process of sampling a large number of decafs from various importers to find the right one for my small roasting business. I hope to report back on that soon.

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CarefreeBuzzBuzz

#2: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

We liked both of these as espresso from Sweet Marias.
Ethiopia Debub Merab SWP Decaf
Burundi Kayokwe Station SWP Decaf

This Colombian is popular at Genuine Origin. If you open an account you can get 300gram samples.
https://www.genuineorigin.com/2019-Colo ... custcol3=1

The Green Coffee Sources 2019 lists these are providing larger quantities

Larger Quantities-

Genuine Origin https://www.genuineorigin.com/ 65lb in grain pro bags in boxes; $10 shipping; free 300 gram samples
Roastmasters http://www.roastmasters.com/ 50lb gain pro bags; $22 flat rate shipping
Coffee Shrub http://www.coffeeshrub.com/ 50lb bags; shipping calculated (example to CO was $25 or 50 cents a pound NY was $35); 1lb samples
for wholesale customers only. Wholesale side of Sweet Marias.
Royal Coffee https://royalcoffee.com/ 22lb Crown Royal boxes (free shipping) or 100lb bags shipped freight
La Bodega http://bodega.coffee/ 50 lb grain pro bags - shipping included in price; samples sold for $6
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Chert

#3: Post by Chert »

This thread appears to be the currently open spot to give a shout out for Olympia Decaf Asterisk. If you read the details on their description you'll see the information needs updating. The bag I bought last Saturday is a Colombian coffee. And it makes really sweet espresso.
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Iowa_Boy

#4: Post by Iowa_Boy »

CarefreeBuzzBuzz wrote:We liked both of these as espresso from Sweet Marias.
Ethiopia Debub Merab SWP Decaf
Burundi Kayokwe Station SWP Decaf
Shoot - it doesn't look like those are currently in stock. Have you tried any of their current offerings?
I am tempted to get the decaf sample set of theirs, but am hesitant without some feedback.

Wigglesworth2.0

#5: Post by Wigglesworth2.0 »

Café Lusso Decaf is great. Chocolate undertones ans very smooth. Easy to dial in as well.

milehi

#6: Post by milehi »

Just getting started on an order of Moonbow Decaf from Paradise. Paradise has been referenced here in other Coffee thread topics, but wanted to offer specific praise for the Decaf. I am really enjoying as an espresso. The flavor descriptions from the roaster are pretty accurate! :)

https://paradiseroasters.com/collection ... f-espresso

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Chert

#7: Post by Chert »

Iowa_Boy wrote:Shoot - it doesn't look like those are currently in stock. Have you tried any of their current offerings?
I am tempted to get the decaf sample set of theirs, but am hesitant without some feedback.
I'll offer that I am happy to have 10# of the Sweet Marias Guatemala Cafeteros Decaf to roast and taste through. My latte drinker enjoys it too.
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#8: Post by cccpu »

Another +1 to Olympia's Decaf Asterisk very dessert like with nice sweetness.

Red Rooster's Decaf Funky Chicken also- not a dessert coffee, just stand out good.
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shotwell

#9: Post by shotwell »

Cat & Cloud Friend Zone is a nicely balanced Ethiopian decaf. They say blackberry, molasses, and graham cracker which smells about right if you're using immersion or pour over. You'll taste some roast, but the coffee is quite good.

Espresso:

2.5:1 pulls as a smooth 90% dark chocolate with appropriate sweetness and spice undertones. Beautiful in milk. No discernible fruit notes for me, but I'm used to drinking some very acidic coffees.
2:1 is still balanced, but a brighter caramel flavor comes forward for me. There might be a hint of fruit, but it is definitely in the background.

I also liked George Howell Jardin with milk, but it is quite roasty. Pulled 1.5:1 at a pretty low temp (196f for me) leaves a nice chocolate flavor with very little roast taste.

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spressomon

#10: Post by spressomon »

Caffe Lusso's Original Decaf Blend is really good too!
No Espresso = Depresso