For years, I was a little bit of a snob about decaffeinated coffee. I felt there wasn’t any good varietals available because honestly – there really wasn’t. I tried the varietals available, throwing in my best roasting chops, all thirty plus years of it but I wasn’t happy. The last few years have really shifted in the decaf world. Royal coffee made the point of going to Columbia and choosing quality coffee beans instead of let over beans being chosen for decaffeination. It kind of full circles it for me in terms of explaining why I was a snob about decaf coffee in the first place.
Country of Origin: Columbia
Varietal: Royal Select Decaf
Cupping Notes: Cola, Maple Sweetness, Low Acidity
Terroir: Grown at 1800m in coffee triangle by small group of farmers who pick and process coffee at their own wet mill and dried on solar dryers.
Roast Level: Medium, Full First Crack
Delicious As: Espresso, Cortado, Cappuccino, Pour Over, Aeropress, French Press, Moka Pot