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Topic: Favorable decafs? (11 msgs / 235 lines)
1) From: Jeff Holder
I'm new to the SM list group and am interested in knowing what kind of
experience others have had roasting decafs.  Are there any favorites?  I'm
getting ready to purchase the GeneCafe and since I must limit my caffine
intake I'm looking for the best decaf.
Jeff
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2) From: golfermd01
Depends on what yu like. Best thing to do is go to the decaf section and read them...
Dan
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3) From: Bob
Jeff,
Every decaf I've tried from Sweet Maria's is excellent. I really 
enjoyed the Ethiopian Sidamo in the past, as well as the 
Sumatran. You just need to pay attention to the write-up notes 
and listen for cracks.
Bob in Denver.

4) From: Paul Helbert
I occasionally take one or another of SM's decafs to an afternon or evening
get together as a hostess gift. They have all been well received. I thought
the Nicaraguan Dipilito was very nice and also enjoyed the Guate. Huehue.
Both were water processed.The FTO Nicaraguan Dipilito which is now offered
may not be the same coffee as what I had, but you can't go wrong with any of
them. Just remember that the already brown color of the decaf beans can fool
you. Go more by smell and sound. Don't do lots at a time as it is not likely
to improve with age.
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5) From: Bill Van Huis
Jeff,
Of the decaf beans that are up right now, I like the Sidamo as well.  It
blends nicely with the Sumatra, as well as with one called Kimodo blend,
which comes up from time to time.
Someone else on the list mentioned the Guatamalan Huehuetenango, which was
also fantastic.  I also like the Panama Carmen Estate and the Kenyan that
just sold out.
When looking at the bean reviews, in addition to checking the flavor
profile, check out the body (light v. heavy) and the recommended roast
levels (light v. medium v. dark), and favor the beans that fall within
your tastes. Of course, don't be afraid to try new things.
Every decaf I've tried from Sweet Maria's is excellent. I really
enjoyed the Ethiopian Sidamo in the past, as well as the
Sumatran. You just need to pay attention to the write-up notes
and listen for cracks.
Bob in Denver.

6) From: David Rossell
The Huehuetenango is great.  But really, I just like saying the name.
David

7) From: Seth Grandeau
"The Huehuetenango is great.  But really, I just like saying the name."
But are you sure you're pronouncing it correctly? :)  I'm pretty sure I'm
not, but it makes it more fun to say.
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8) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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FYI I have a whole buncha new decafs coming this week, another great 
Huehue decaf among them. I am really enjoying an Ethiopia Djimma 
decaf right now - amazing it is decaf at all!
Tom
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                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
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9) From: Jeff Holder
Thanks Bob!  I appreciate your suggestions!
Jeff
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 6:55 PM, Bob  wrote:
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10) From: Jeff Holder
Thanks Paul for your suggestions.  I can't wait to try some of them.
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 7:37 PM, Paul Helbert wrote:
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11) From: Jeff Holder
Bill,
Thanks for your input.  I can't wait to try some of these.  I appreciate the
practical suggestions about roasting profiles.
On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Bill Van Huis  wrote:
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