Replacement for Starbucks Decaf Sumatra???

Discussion in 'Cooking & Spirits' started by Hyfi, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:19 AM.

  1. Hyfi

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    Since Starbucks is heading downhill and discontinuing many good coffees and replacing them with that crappy Pikes Puke, what are people doing who like Decaf Sumatra?

    I found Coffee Bean Direct where reviews are favorable but any suggestions are welcome.
     

     

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  2. hjames

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    I don't do Decaf - but I get Indonesian Sumatra from Orleans Coffee https://www.orleanscoffee.com,
    or from Baltimore Coffee and tea https://www.baltcoffee.com every so often.
    I also do Ethiopian Harrar from the same places - and often mix them for a real nice weekend blend Saturday morning.
     
  3. Hyfi

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    Thanks HJames, we had to switch to mostly decaf for several reasons and the Sumatra was just right. I will look at the links you provided to see what they have for decaf.
     
  4. Pio1980

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    The best I've tried has been the green can Folgers Classic Decaf.
     
  5. usedto

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    That's what I use. Well water, high in calcium, iron sulfides, and salt. People comment on how good it tastes.
     
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  7. Pio1980

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    Well water here, unfiltered and untreated.​
     
  8. sKiZo

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    Yup ... the water is almost as important as the coffee for flavor. I usually take a few gallons of my well water with me on road trips.

    I'm spoiled here with the Herman's Boy Coffee Ranch (est 1901) right down the road. They roast their own beans and mixes. I see they have a Sumatra Estate listed, so I guess I'll have to add that to my list.

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    PS ... can't abide decaf, but to each their own.
     
  9. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Super Member

    No decaf here, but only filtered water goes into any coffee I brew. I just want to taste the coffee.
     
  10. fmueller

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    I love coffee, but I can no longer have caffeine for medical reasons. At first I thought this was the end of my life, but then I found a local place that roasts coffee every Wednesday, mails in on Thursday, and it arrives at my door on Friday. To be honest, it's by far the best coffee I ever had, and it's decaf! It also isn't any more expensive than what I'd pay in a supermarket.

    I am in New Zealand so it won't help you if I tell you where I buy it, but I would strongly recommend finding somebody in your neck of the woods who sells freshly roasted coffee. It makes a huge difference!

    Also, make sure the decaffeination process they use is water based. Other processes use organic solvents like methylene chloride. Take it from a chemist, you don't want to eat or drink anything that's been in contact with that stuff. It is well known to cause cancer.
     
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    Methylene Chloride AKA JASCO Aircraft Stripper. :yikes:
     

     

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  12. Hyfi

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    I ordered a LB of Dark Decaf Sumatra from Coffeebeandirect. It ships from an hour from me.

    We shall see if it's any good

    Thanks for the suggestions
     

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