A pound each of:
Decaffeinated Mexican Altura HG EP – 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.
High Grown European Processed
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.
Decaffeinated Indonesian Sumatra Royal Select SWP
Sumatra coffee is what originally made me a believer of home roasting. Never had a good commercial cup Sumatra but when roasted correctly, boy is it one tasty cup!
Indonesian Sumatras will be a bolder stronger cup of coffee, the aroma after roasting is very sweet with a hint of spice. Dark toned, very chocolaty and smoky with some earthier peaty highlights.
SWP is Swiss Water Processed – a non solvent based decaf method.
Medium to full bodied, low acidity with strong and robust chocolaty, smoky, and earthier type notes. This is one stronger cup of coffee for you decaf fans. 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. The funny part of Decaf Sumatra, it comes off much more chocolaty than caffeinated, removes some of the earthy funk. Most will love this, but traditional Sumatra fans may find it less complex and peaty than the caffeinated.
A medium to dark roast will suit this coffee well by accentuating the darker tones and body. Most would drink it touching 2nd crack but does hold a couple shades lighter if you want a smoother cup. Easy to roast with low chaff.
Decaffeinated Peru Org – Royal Select SWP
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.