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 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 Peru – Vida Alta – Royal Select MWP
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.