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Decaf Sumatra (Swiss Water Process)

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Decaf Sumatra is just the best decaf I've ever found.  It has more body and flavor than any other origin.  It's a really enjoyable decaf, and is one of the few Decafs that is available with Fair Trade and Organic certification (so that's the one we buy).  This is the Swiss Water Process out of Canada.  I prefer Mountain Water Process, but there's a temporary shortage on the market, so Swiss Water was all I could find with the organic certification.   It starts cracking a little bit sooner than caffeinated Sumatra, but otherwise, treat it about the same.  As a general rule, decaf does better in darker roasts, and Sumatra is naturally a good candidate for dark roasts, so that’s what I do with it — about 30 seconds into the second cracks.  You will notice that the body and flavor hold up pretty well.  There is a slight strawberry sweetness against a dark chocolate note.  The aftertaste is clean.  It is very smooth coffee.

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