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Decaf please...(wahhhh!) [moved from Not About Food board]

Lemonii Oct 2, 2007 01:38 PM

I LOVE coffee, but my nerves can't handle the caffeine anymore (sigh). I refuse to give up on coffee though, and have switched to decaf.

I use my French press, freshly grind my beans every morning, but most of the places I go to buy beans only offer one kind of decaf option. AND who says just because I want decaf I want it to be "light". I want rich, bold, sultry yummy beans people. Any suggestions on where to buy them online? Organic / fair trade would be cool too...

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    honeybee926 Oct 2, 2007 01:39 PM

    try counter culture or blue bottle, both excellent

    1. MMRuth Oct 2, 2007 01:47 PM

      I really like La Semeuse - vacuum packed, though also available in NYC as loose beans. Very smooth taste.

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        JLF Oct 2, 2007 02:20 PM

        I think Peets does the best decaf. And there are choices. My favorite is the Decaf Sumatra.
        You can order online if there isn't one near you.

        I found that Dunkin' Donuts decaf is worthless.

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          ziggylu Oct 2, 2007 03:49 PM

          If you have a Trader Joe's around I find both the decaf French Roast and the decaf Italian roast to be quite drinkable.

          1. Dyspepsia Oct 2, 2007 06:02 PM

            Two I like very much are


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              ziggylu Oct 2, 2007 07:57 PM

              Graffeo is fantastic coffee! First had it at Zuni cafe.... and always pick some up when we're in SF. I hadn't thought about it in quite some time...might have to order some now!

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              rich in stl Oct 2, 2007 06:24 PM

              The other question is - if you ask for decaf, do you get decaf?

              We were in Hammondsport NY eating at the Village Tavern and was we drank our decaf our server stopped to chat - my wife mentioned that she had slept very poorly the night before probably because she had been given full-caff coffee when she asked for decaf.

              The expression on our server's face told us that we were drinking full-caff.

              Wifey asked her god-daughter (who was working at Panera) if she always gave decaf to those who requested it. Again we got a very sick expression.

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                dinnerout Oct 2, 2007 06:28 PM

                I use Peet's in my French press and am very happy with it. It is available online if you don't have a store near you.

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