A pound each of:
Decaf 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Sumatra coffee is what originally made me a believer of home roasting.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 pete moss/smokiness.
A medium to dark roast will suit this coffee well by accentuating the darker tones and body.
Decaffeinated Costa Rican SWP – Royal Select
Costa Decaf has been rare the last couple of seasons. Early in Burman Coffee history they were always one of the more popular due to its more delicate and sweeter cup profile. We found a tasty example of a Swiss Water Processed from our buddies at Royal NY.
This coffee is grown by Cooperativa de Caficultores de Heredia which was founded in 1961 and is now home to 1,100 producers. The cherries are depulped and then naturally fermented for about six hours. The coffee is milled at Beneficio Libertad, which received recognition for superior environmental and health conditions.
Tasting Notes: A little thinner and more delicate than most of the decaf line. Floral in its aromatics, it only comes through in the cup slightly, giving hints at that classic and awesome Costa Rican profile. A little sweeter edge upfront mixing on the slight hints of floral and balancing with a semi-sweet chocolaty edge. A bit of nuttiness comes through in the aftertaste.
Roasting Notes: SWP coffees can be a little trickier to roast for the Home Roasters. The roasting color usually stalls around a medium roast and then they will go into 2nd crack not looking as dark as most suspect it will. Keep an eye out for a sheen on the surface of the beans past a medium roast to know you are getting close to 2nd crack. Any oil and you are into the darker roasts. This cup is tasty from a strong medium roast to just touching 2nd crack. Roasts a little two toned, dropping the heat a little and shooting for a longer roasts
Decaffeinated Mexican Altura MWP
This coffee is coming from the southern states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico, where there are mountain ranges that provide higher altitudes and ideal climates for cultivating coffee. The vast majority of farms are family-owned with less than 10 acres of land. The coffee harvest typically begins in October and ends in March, very fresh new crop stuff.
Tasting Notes: Decaf Mexican is always one of my favorite beans to get a nice and strong chocolaty note in the decafs. Lower acidity and a bit fuller bodied, pretty hefty in its semi sweet bakers chocolate tones. A bit floral and sweet in the aromatics, adds to the drinking experience but doesn’t come through in the cup profile. A good one for you lower acidity chocolaty cup fans.
Roasting Notes: A easy one to roast, good from a medium to dark roast. Too light and those nice chocolaty notes come off a bit under developed. If looking for a smooth cup with a bit sweeter edge, make sure to keep it before 2nd crack. If you want a heftier cup with strong bakers chocolate, touching to into 2nd crack.