A pound each of:
Decaffeinated Ethiopian Org. Sidamo Natural MWP
A very tasty and fresh natural processed Ethiopian decaf.
The natural processing leaves a very fruit forward cup profile than shoots right through the decaf processing. A very cool lighter and sweeter toned cup.
Ethiopia Guji Natural Water Decaf is processed from premium lots of caffeinated coffee. After selection, the green coffee is pre-soaked in water to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The beans are then introduced to a solution concentrated with coffee solubles that extract the caffeine without extracting the coffee’s particular flavor.
Tasting Notes: Fruit forward with a bit of tea like chocolaty factor, a little hint of a floral tone. Very cool cup profile and close to the caffeinated profile mark. Low acidity with some decent body – a little jammy if you hit the roast on the head.
Roasting Notes: A lighter roast decaf, shoot for about half way between first crack and second crack. Does work a bit lighter or darker but too light and you can taste too much of the decaf processing, too dark and you lose that awesome fruit forward tone.
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Sumatra coffee is what originally made me a believer of home roasting.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.
Decaffeinated Peru Norte MWP
Peru is one of the largest producers of coffee in the world and is noted as one of the major producers of fair trade and organic coffees. This organic coffee comes from the farmers of the Piuran mountain range.
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.
Careful not to roast this too dark, I would try to stay out of the second crack. It will turn a little edgy into those darker roast points.
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 up the cup a bit.
Avoid really light roasts – one will taste more of the decaf processing than the beans themselves. We preferred a full city roast, gives it that really nice chocolaty kick without burning out too much of the cool lighter tones. Will work well from a city plus to french.