A pound each of:
Decaffeinated Honduran (Maya) FTO COMSA MWP – Royal Select
In the year 2000, a group of 62 Honduran coffee farmers joined together with a common goal to transform their farms from conventional to organic production and formed COMSA (Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A). In 2001, fostered by a foundation called Funder, COMSA earned their organic certification from Bio Latina which has enabled them to market their coffee to more international buyers and realize better selling prices for their coffee. In February 2006, COMSA then applied for and was granted Fair Trade certification status. COMSA uses the Fair Trade price premium to fund many social projects including paying teachers’ salaries and purchasing school supplies.
Very clean cup and fuller bodied, smooth and chocolaty, this is one tasty cup. Very hard to tell it’s a decaf. The stronger chocolate undertone mixes very well with the floral sweetness on top to create a lovely balance.
Easy to roast and best medium to dark – I tended to like right before 2nd crack, a little smoother and more delicate – darker gets a real rough and tumble baker’s chocolate cup with hints of smokiness.
Decaffeinated Guatemalan Royal Select MWP
Guatemalan coffees are always some of our favorites! This is a very freshly processed new Guat decaf offering; freshness in processing is always key in tasty decafs.
Processed via the MWP method – Mountain Water Processing, this is part of the Royal Select line of decafs, which only use premium screens and lots instead of the usually “leftovers” that commercial coffee uses.
Tasting Notes: A very nice lower acidity, medium to full bodied, malty and chocolaty cup of coffee. Lighter roasts promote sweetness but also have a hint of decaf tone to it. Medium to dark roasts are hard to tell as decaf, creamy with a retained sweeter edge , a little soft fruit tone that pops out and a little complimenting smoky tone if you hit 2nd crack.
Roasting Notes: A nice easy to roast decaf. Err a little darker than lighter and you will always have a tasty cup. A quicker roasts leaves it a little thinner but sweeter and crisper, a slow roast will build body and creamy factor but will lose a little sweetness.
Decaffeinated Indonesian Sumatra Mandheling 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Sumatra coffee is what originally made me a believer of home roasting.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!
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.