Roasters of Fine Coffees in beautiful Santa Cruz, California

Decaffeinated Classico Series, Winter 2018


Decaffeinated Classico Series, Winter 2018

from 15.75

A Word About our Blends:

Blending coffee to make a great espresso or great drip, year in and year out, is one of the great challenges facing professional coffee roasters. There are two primary reasons to blend coffee. One is to harmonize coffees from various origins to perpetuate a desirable taste profile. The other is to save money by blending high grade beans with less expensive "filler" coffees. We don't engage in the sort of tomfoolery that the latter represents. It's profitable to do so, but we like to make good coffee first and foremost, and that's pretty much not going to happen with that approach. In contrast to the vast majority of specialty roasters, we don't purchase filler coffees to make blends. If a coffee is going to go in one of our blends, it's going to be good enough for us to offer as a stand alone single-origin. So, you'll see every component of our blends on our single-origin offer sheet as well.

About this Decaf Classico:

Having said that, it is often the case that decaf coffees, while categorized as blends, are in fact single-origin coffees. This decaf is a 100% natural process Sidama coffee, from the Oromia appellation of Ethiopia, home to some of the world's most spectacular coffees. This coffee has a bright sweetness, with a fruitiness characteristic of Ethiopia Naturals. Coupled with an optimal caramelization (sure, we're patting ourselves on the back) in the roast process, this coffee yields something really delicious in the cup. If we didn't tell you, you likely wouldn't guess it was decaffeinated. It's that good.

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