Decaf Coffee At Sagebrush:
I run into this all of the time with our Decaf coffees. The question starts with, "Are your decafs really 99.9% decaffeinated?" I answer with, "Yes, that is the guidelines for swiss water process and a requirement for UK imported beans, which these all meet." Then they ask, "Do they really taste as good as you say?" and I have to answer, "of course, otherwise I wouldn't say it."
But here is where my answer change. I'm not a decaf drinker. I honestly don't crave coffee in the evenings and drink regular coffee throughout the day. However, one night a week we host people in our home and serve decaf on those nights. I always have some and honestly, cannot tell the difference between it and the coffee I've been drinking all week.
Kenya Mbumi Estate Coffee Tasting Notes:
For this coffee, all I can say is, Chocolatey and
juicy ! I describe a green tea note to
this because it seems like a lighter coffee, not one for someone that says they love bold and dark coffees. This is nearly the opposite. But the dark chocolate notes provide almost a contradiction there. Because
usually , dark chocolate is present in a rich and dark coffee. This coffee does produce an interesting cup, that I would include in my daily rotation if I drank decaf.
Mbumi Coffee Estate and Mills is located in Kiambu County in Kenya, a few kilometers on the western fringes of Nairobi. It is well known for its much sort after Kenya Arabica coffee and ranked as one of the world’s finest. Mbumi Coffee Estate is run by a family since the 1960s. It is one of the largest coffee estates in Kenya, situated within the coffee growing former ‘white Highlands.’
Mbumi Coffee Estate and Mills is a showcase of the best of coffee farming in Kenya. The coffee trees that are over 100 years old are well tended with a tradition of organic farming. A pulping station, a coffee processing facility and a small coffee roasting machine for sampling are in place. The crop from Mbumi Estate is processed in the washed method taking place at the factory. The ripe red berries are carefully handpicked, disc pulped, fermented in tanks overnight, washed and dried on raised African tables. Consolidated parchment volumes are then delivered to dry mills, hulled, graded according to size and density, and warehoused.
| Roast Level: ||Full City (Medium)|
| Processing: ||Swiss Water Process|
| Region: ||Kiambu|
| Flavor Notes: ||Green Tea, Sweet Lemon Drops, Chocolate|
| Certification: ||Direct Trade, Swiss Water Process|
| Farm: ||Mbumi Estate|
| Altitude: ||1500-1700m|
| Grade: ||AB|
| Varietal ||SL28, SL24|