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Discovered the best decaf coffee I've ever had.
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15194
Location: Portland, OR

3/14/17 8:23 AM

Discovered the best decaf coffee I've ever had.

Caffe Umbria Mezzanotte Decaf Blend

We discovered this at a restaurant here which the deserts on the menu cost more than the entrees. ;)

It takes away the disappointment in body and flavor usually associated with decaf coffee on the palate.

Amazon/eBay available.




Don't confuse the time of this positing with the decaf, I just had some high power cafe . ;)

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15194
Location: Portland, OR

3/14/17 8:52 AM

BTW, looks like the Boston St. Patties Day Parade will be traversed in snow shoes this year.

Stay safe on that coast y'all.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 2619
Location: Springfield

3/14/17 11:53 AM

How acidic is it? Heartburn is problem #2 with an evening cup.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

3/14/17 12:04 PM

"How acidic is it?"


Let me put it this way. We keep our egg shells to sprinkle on the grounds in our drip to deal with that. I don't find it is needed with this coffee. Really less so with decaf overall in my experience. But this is so full bodied I do not feel I have to make it a lot stronger like I do with other decaf beans as with usual brewing. Fresher beans? Perhaps...

My fav is 1/2 and 1/2 ing this.

My brother had a failed cardio oblation which resulted in a pace maker on day two. So I got some of this to send him some as his stimulant days is over. So I got two for us and will be keeping stock.

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dddd
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3059
Location: NorCal

3/14/17 9:18 PM

Plan B for decaf is Maxwell House, the best decaf that I have sampled to date.

I use a Keurig if that has anything to do with it, but I use a refillable K-cup with pre-ground coffee.

I also enjoy mixing half and half, which often gets me out the door for my evening jog of 1.5 or 5 miles at a modest 12-min/mi pace.

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pete hausner
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 1547
Location: Outer Beantown

3/21/17 6:53 PM

Gonna give it a try, Bob...

$11.38 for a 12 oz bag on Amazon, and free shipping with Prime.

Thanks for the tip...

PH

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

3/21/17 8:04 PM

Let us know if you think it is as good as I do.

I am about to order more. I always do 1/2 and 1/2 or it just alone. Opened my second bag.

I suggest also it 1/2 with Peet's Big Bang for a very smooth savory/mocha smooth java.

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pete hausner
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Outer Beantown

3/22/17 8:23 AM

Spot on...

I plan to go 50-50 with Peet's regular Mocha Java, which is my go to breakfast coffee. Plan to replace the decaf Mocha Java I've been using, which I find insipid, with this stuff...

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Rickk
Joined: 01 Jun 2004
Posts: 460
Location: Montreal

3/24/17 3:53 PM

Dddd's plan B for decaff may have merit :

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4855626

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

3/24/17 4:18 PM

"I also enjoy mixing half and half"

BTW, It seems 1/2_1/2 all has corn syrup, no? And I don't do corn syrup.

I do like when Elaine make Trifle and there is heavy whipping cream left over. Not that I need all the fat, but it tastes good. ;)

We do creamers with cane sugar for sweetener.

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dddd
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3059
Location: NorCal

3/24/17 4:48 PM

In the context of this discussion, 1/2 and 1/2 would mean using half decaf grounds and half regular. The real dairy half and half would be just milk and cream, again no added sugar or syrup, though various "creamers" contain all manner of processed junk and mucho syrup (yuck).

Rickk, thanks, I'll have to try the 8-O-clock decaf next time, their regular coffee is one of the best as well, it's what I mix with any fancy single-source coffee that has perhaps too much character.

Scrolling down through the page, it was interesting to review all of the drink definitions. My own version of Americano also uses just 2oz of hot water with some sugar and just enough heavy cream to cool it down a little.
I don't worry about the fat content because I don't indulge in ice cream which has probably ten times more fat per serving than my little drink does.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15194
Location: Portland, OR

3/24/17 5:09 PM

DUH... ;( I misread the context I guess...

Please to excuse...

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Jesus Saves
Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 955
Location: South of Heaven

3/25/17 5:12 AM

It's okay, sparky. I did not find your post to be half bad.

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pete hausner
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 1547
Location: Outer Beantown

4/16/17 2:57 PM

I like it, a lot...

Tried it by itself, both hot and iced, and 50-50 with Peet's Mocha Java, hot. It's gonna be my new decaf go-to.

Thanks for the heads up, Bob!

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15194
Location: Portland, OR

4/16/17 5:29 PM

We ordered 3 more bags. Not giving any of these away like we did on the first 3. ;)

We skip the crushed egg shells in our 50/50 mix. this is some smooth pimp java. We have been using crushed egg shells in our drip machine for years.

BTW, this is the dessert menu form Papa Haydn where we discovered this coffee.

http://www.papahaydn.com/papa-east-desserts

Droooool.....

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