This is the fourth year that we contracted this single lot organic decaf Ethiopian from our friends at Royal Coffee Importers. Notably, last year we decided to secretly bring this coffee to America's Best Espresso Competition held in Los Angeles, CA and during that competition we were the only decaf submission. While keeping it under wraps we were able to advance all the way to the finals finishing with a 2nd place trophy and all the back patting we hoped for. We find this coffee to be an incredible representation of the progress and process that decaffeination methods have made in recent years.
This particular lot was naturally processed and dried on raised beds before it was selected by Royal to undergo Swiss Water processing in Canada. This particular processing method ensures that most of the inherent flavor qualities of the coffee are well maintained and we can attest to that. You will experience a medium bodied coffee with flavors of blueberries, graham cracker, and some delicate florals in the aromas. When we pull it as espresso we find it to be eerily reminiscent of blueberry baked pie!