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...
I really like La Semeuse - vacuum packed, though also available in NYC as loose beans. Very smooth taste.
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.
If you have a Trader Joe's around I find both the decaf French Roast and the decaf Italian roast to be quite drinkable.
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.
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.