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Topic: Decaff Recomendation (18 msgs / 411 lines)
1) From: Laura Micucci
Hi,
I am getting ready to place a Harvey order and I was wondering if someone
could recommend a decaff that you are enjoying.  The last time I ordered
decaff (which would also be the first time) it was the African Highlands and
that was excellent!  But it is no longer available. Thankd for your input in
advance!
-- 
Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

2) From: Sandy Andina
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Guatemala Huehuetenango, El Salvador and Sulawest Toraja have been my  
favorite decafs thus far.
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far.
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wrote:
Hi,   I am getting ready to = place a Harvey order and I was wondering if someone could recommend a = decaff that you are enjoying.  The last time I ordered decaff (which = would also be the first time) it was the African Highlands and that was = excellent!  But it is no longer available. Thankd for your input in = advance!
-- Laura Micucci www.freshroastedforyou.com = Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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3) From: Eddie Dove
Laura,
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Mexico Organic Oaxaca WP Decaf;
customers even demand this one.  It has some nice chocolate in the
background with a balanced hint of brightness (maybe tangerine) and
some good spice and nuttiness.  This is a solid, well balanced coffee
that is just a delightful mouthful of flavor
Also, the El Salvador PN Las Ranas WP Decaf quite good.  Pushed into
2nd crack a little, the chocolate is both excellent and dominant; if
you end it at Full City, it still has a good nut and berry / apple
flavors with a hint of chocolate.
I have others in the stash, but I keep roasting these because I like
them so much!
Hope this helps ...
Eddie
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4) From: Clay Spence
I'm enjoying the Yirgacheffe. Tom's description fits.
Clay Spence
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5) From: Aaron
to be honest, while the decafs are not as plentiful as the regular 
coffee's are, to this date, I have to say that all of them have been 
very remarkable.  I am not a big decaf fan, but have to get it on 
occasion for guests / relatives who can't do the caffeine thing and they 
have been full flavored and you can't tell them really from the regular 
stuff.
aaron

6) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Hi Laura,
I am very fond of the Ethiopia Sidamo WP Decaf.  I roast to Full City, =
usually, but have roasted to Full City+, and it was good there too.
Michael
On Apr 15, 2007, at 5:46 PM, Laura Micucci wrote:
Hi,
 
I am getting ready to place a Harvey order and I was wondering if 
someone could recommend a decaff that you are enjoying.  The last time =
I ordered decaff (which would also be the first time) it was the 
African Highlands and that was excellent!  But it is no longer 
available. Thankd for your input in advance!
-- 
Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com
L. Michael Fraley, MD=

7) From: Floyd Lozano
I loved the African Highland stuff.  One of the first coffees that taught me
'buy it up if you like it, before it vanishes!'
Does anyone else notice that decaf beens have a 'sweet' sort of smell to
them?  They smell different to me than regular greens, and to me it smells a
little sweet, maybe like a whiff of molasses, maybe of old beer?  Perhaps my
sniffer is betraying me after years of cigarette abuse (long since quit
thank you) but I do smell something there I can't quite peg.  Can't taste or
smell it at all post-roast of course - the coffee comes out better than any
other decaf (and most non-homeroasted caff) coffees I've ever had.  Just
curious if it's just me.
-F
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8) From: Beth Henkels
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Doing homework enjoying some Ethiopia Yirgacheffe decaf as we speak.  I
wouldn't know it was decaf if I hadn't read the label myself.
Beth  
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Floyd Lozano
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 8:17 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Decaff Recomendation
I loved the African Highland stuff.  One of the first coffees that taught me
'buy it up if you like it, before it vanishes!'  
Does anyone else notice that decaf beens have a 'sweet' sort of smell to
them?  They smell different to me than regular greens, and to me it smells a
little sweet, maybe like a whiff of molasses, maybe of old beer?  Perhaps my
sniffer is betraying me after years of cigarette abuse (long since quit
thank you) but I do smell something there I can't quite peg.  Can't taste or
smell it at all post-roast of course - the coffee comes out better than any
other decaf (and most non-homeroasted caff) coffees I've ever had.  Just
curious if it's just me. 
-F
I am getting ready to place a Harvey order and I was wondering if
someone could recommend a decaff that you are enjoying. The last time 
I ordered decaff (which would also be the first time) it was the
African Highlands and that was excellent! But it is no longer
available. Thankd for your input in advance!

9) From: JanoMac
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Regarding a ³different² smell from decaf beans...
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Nope. I notice it, too. To me it smells harper, sweeter and less grassy tha=
n
regular. Each variety has its own aroma from green to roasted, but the
decafs start out with a different quality of aroma.
Kirk

10) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
No, Floyd... I smell it too.  Can't really describe it.  And to be 
honest it is there, to a lesser extent, in the green state.
Michael
On Apr 15, 2007, at 9:17 PM, Floyd Lozano wrote:
I loved the African Highland stuff.  One of the first coffees that 
taught me 'buy it up if you like it, before it vanishes!' 
 
Does anyone else notice that decaf beens have a 'sweet' sort of smell 
to them?  They smell different to me than regular greens, and to me it =
smells a little sweet, maybe like a whiff of molasses, maybe of old 
beer?  Perhaps my sniffer is betraying me after years of cigarette 
abuse (long since quit thank you) but I do smell something there I 
can't quite peg.  Can't taste or smell it at all post-roast of course =
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the coffee comes out better than any other decaf (and most 
non-homeroasted caff) coffees I've ever had.  Just curious if it's =
just 
me.
-F
 
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L. Michael Fraley, MD

11) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Dang!  I am really off, tonight!  I just noticed that in your original =
message, you were speaking of greens.  Sorry.
Michael
On Apr 15, 2007, at 9:47 PM, L. Michael Fraley, MD wrote:
No, Floyd... I smell it too.  Can't really describe it.  And to be 
honest it is there, to a lesser extent, in the green state.
Michael
On Apr 15, 2007, at 9:17 PM, Floyd Lozano wrote:
I loved the African Highland stuff.  One of the first coffees that 
taught me 'buy it up if you like it, before it vanishes!' 
 
Does anyone else notice that decaf beens have a 'sweet' sort of smell 
to them?  They smell different to me than regular greens, and to me it =
smells a little sweet, maybe like a whiff of molasses, maybe of old 
beer?  Perhaps my sniffer is betraying me after years of cigarette 
abuse (long since quit thank you) but I do smell something there I 
can't quite peg.  Can't taste or smell it at all post-roast of course =
- 
the coffee comes out better than any other decaf (and most 
non-homeroasted caff) coffees I've ever had.  Just curious if it's =
just 
me.
-F
 
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L. Michael Fraley, MD

12) From: Mike Garfias
I'm loving the El Salvador PN Las Ranas Decaf lately.
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13) From: rdhenne
Laura,
Sorry I don't have a decaf recommendation but I do have a story about Harvey.  UPS only costs a buck 50 more and my last Harvey had three split bags and guess which one was half empty? Yes the Kona.  I think the split comes from being droped a couple hundred feet or something.  Next time I'm going to try UPS (no I don't work for UPS) or not order Kona.
Regards,
Ross
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14) From: john nanavati
I am not a Decaf drinker but have recently been roasting the Mexico Organic
Oaxaca WP Decaf for a friend of mine. I roasted this to FC-FC+ and found it
to be a deep and flavorful coffee after about a week of rest.
This is a good coffee but i'm not jumping up and down over it. As I said, I
am not a decaf drinker and found it to have a funny finish and after taste.
I don't know if that's how decaf is or if it's something about how they
processed it.
Hope this helps.
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

15) From: Justin Marquez
Try the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.  In the pastm I have liked it nearly as well
as the A/H.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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16) From: Ron Wood
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Laura,
Just finishing my African Highlands, and I hope Justin is right because =
I ordered 5lbs of the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe the other day.  Alas,  if my =
hindsight was better I would have done the same for the Highlands.  Only =
ordered 2lbs but it was awfully good.
Ron
Try the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.  In the pastm I have liked it nearly as =
well 
as the A/H.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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17) From: Laura Micucci
Yes it is.  I just finished a cup.  I have under a pound left :o(
On 4/18/07, Ron Wood  wrote:
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-- 
Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

18) From: Justin Marquez
On 4/18/07, Ron Wood  wrote:
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From Tom's description of the most recent African Highlands Decaf: "This is
a true Auction Lot Kenya blended 50-50 with one of the best Ethiopian
Yirgacheffe lots from this season."
So, as you see the Yirgacheffe is half of the A/H blend.  That and the fact
that I have tried it alone in the past and liked it a lot AND the fact that
Tom's descriptions have always been a good lead have led me to recommend it
even though I have not tried the current lot yet.  I am down to my last
pound or so of the A/H and I plan to bag about 5# of the Ethiopian when I
need more decaf.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)


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