Decaf is often a bit of an afterthought, spoken of in hushed terms as if it isn’t really ‘proper’ coffee, or somehow it isn’t good enough to get excited about. Decaf drinkers try and try and try to find great-tasting coffees, and admittedly, most decaffeinated coffees aren’t great.
This Colombian is so good however, we reckon you’ll struggle to know it’s a decaf.
In the espresso, you’ll find a real treacle sweetness, sticky and gooey, which combines wonderfully with milk. You'll also get black cherry, so imagine a really rich Black Forest gateau. As a filter, the fruitiness comes through, and the treacle is dialed down to a more toffee-caramel sweetness. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Coffee Bean Specification
Process: Washed and decaffeinated
Altitude: 1,200 - 2,000m
Varietal: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Farmer: Various smallholder farmers
Why We Love Neighbourhood Coffee:
They're obsessive about the perfect roast and they make a big thing about travelling to origin. They know the farmers by name and only work with those who are as committed as they are to producing delicious coffee.