A pound each of:
Decaffeinated Indian Monsooned Malabar MWP
A very fresh, interesting and unique decaf offering.
We have never seen a decaf Indian before – and monsooned none the less; which tends to be the uniquest Indian coffee on the block.
Great for you darker roast or decaf Espresso heads – this is a core component to most prime espresso blends – adds a ton of crema, spice and body to the cup (and a bit of earthiness like all monsooned).
Full bodied, strong and darker toned; this is one very full flavored decaf! Not for the gentle cup fan. This Indian Decaf is creamy and full of flavor, with dark chocolate notes earthiness and spice hitting you upon the first sip.
Right around 2nd crack to S/O drinking – works decently into it as well. For blending I would take it a shade lighter and use smaller percentages to gain some favorable attributes.
Decaffeinated Indonesian Sumatra Takengon IKA – Royal Select MWP
Sumatra coffee is what originally made me a believer of home roasting. Never had a good commercial cup Sumatra but when roaster correctly, boy is it one tasty cup! Thick, creamy and dark toned. For strong classic coffee fans, this will be winner.
Indonesian Sumatrans will be a bolder stronger cup of coffee, the aroma after roasting is very sweet with a hint of spice.
Medium to full bodied and sweet, this is one stronger cup of coffee. Very nice aroma of cinnamon and dark fruits with notes of incense. Hints of dry herb and spice with just a smidgen of traditional Sumatra peat moss/smokiness.
A medium to dark roast will suit this coffee well by accentuating the darker tones and body.
Decaffeinated Mexican FTO Oaxaca Cepco – Royal Select MWP
MWP is Mountain Water Processed, a cool non-solvent based decaf plant in Mexico. During the water process, the green coffee is pre-soaked in water to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The hydrated green coffee is then introduced to a unique solution of concentrated coffee solubles that draw out the caffeine while minimizing the loss of flavor compounds. Once the caffeine has been removed the green coffee is re-dried and re-bagged for transport, and the extract solution is filtered of its caffeine and recycled to be used again.
A great fresh arrival, Mexican beans always make a nice decaf, a bit neutral but lovely chocolaty and nutty tones. Best medium to dark. Good as a single origin drinking but also works decent for a blend base for those playing with espresso or contrast blends.
Tasting Notes: A very nice medium to dark roast decaf. Medium roasts are a much smoother cup, a little sweet edged but also slightly more nutty like combing with the more chocolaty aspect. Has a little floral overtone that makes it a bit interesting. Stronger semi-sweet chocolaty tones and a bit stronger cup pushing into 2nd crack but less nutty, also less floral. Some smokiness at the darker roasts but not edgy, holds the darker roasts nicely.
Roasting Notes: An easy cup to roast, right around second crack is a good starting point. Hold up a shade or two lighter pretty easily if a little too potent right around 2nd crack. Very low chaff and fairly even roasting. A couple extra day setup time helps reduce any sour or floral tones a bit if shooting for the lighter roasting points.