A pound each of:
Decaffeinated Brazil Mogiana – Royal Select MWP
A great super clean Decaf Brazil. Hard to tell this one is a decaf!
This Brazil has a nutty and fruity aroma. Medium bodied with a dark chocolate and dryer nuttiness. A smooth, rich, clean cup perfect for those decaf espresso drinks.
Many use more neutral beans like this to create a house blend. Easily adopts anything blended into it. If looking for a half-calf, roast this one a bit darker and find a jazzy caffeinated to blend with it. We like Natural processed ferment/fruity coffees in smaller percentages to contrast the darker Brazil tones. Something like Ethiopian Natural processed would make a tasty treat.
Great as a single origin Americana or Espresso, also works well in decaf espresso blends. Medium bodied, semi-sweet with fruitier aromatics and a dryer chocolaty/nutty undertone. Medium roasts are very smooth with a hint of sweetness, darker roasts are my dryer with some smokiness.
I found this coffee best roasted to a full city, just before the second crack. It is versatile, could be taken lighter or darker depending on your preference.
Decaffeinated Mexican Org. Altura – Royal Select MWP
Royal Select decafs are made from only 1st run screens of premium coffee – which greatly differentiates it from commercial coffee.
Mountain Water Process is one of the newer large scale water processing plants in Mexico. Great for these beans as they did not have the super long travel times to the decaf plants.
This is a tasty cup – tones I would not have expected to be in these beans – very tasty and hard to tell it was a decaf. A little hint of acidity upfront with a very herbal chocolate tone and some decent sweetness.
Avoid light roasts – a good candidate for right at 2nd crack. Can be taken a little lighter or darker dependent on personal taste.
Decaffeinated Peru Org. MWP
New 2020/21 crop!
This is one tasty decaf! Very rich and smooth with a nice creamy chocolate undertone and very fresh! A hint of acidity gives the cup a crisp feel.
A very fresh sustainably sourced aggregate lot, a perfect blend of Peru beans to create a wonderfully balanced decaf cup. Peru coffees are beans anyone would like, traditional chocolaty notes, not too sharp or exotic, sweeter edged until the super dark roasts.
A very chocolaty cup; smooth, clean, low acidity and medium bodied. It has a little caramel tone mixing in around the medium roast mark. Although very low acidity this cup does have some floral tones upfront that liven it up a bit. Medium roasts and nice and smooth, darker roasts get semi-sweet and strong.
Avoid really light roasts – one will taste more of the decaf processing than the beans themselves. We preferred a full city roast, which gave it that really nice chocolaty kick without burning out too much of the crisp lighter tones. Will work well from a city plus to french. Be careful not to take it too dark; it will turn a little edgy into those darker roast points.