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Sep 9, 2012 01:33 PM

Is there such a thing as good decaf in stl?

I'm trying to cut down on caffeine, but that doesn't mean I've stopped loving a good cup of coffee. I'm looking for good beans that I can brew at home. Any suggestions?

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  1. In Stl I bought bought Dierbergs' decaf beans. The stuff is OK and the price is pretty good.

    I'm drinking a very good decaf from Costco these days, but I'm getting it in a different city. The variety I like is Kirkland Signature Decaf, roasted by Starbucks. Normally I grind a few extra beans when making decaf, but the Kirkland is robust enough that I don't feel the need to do that. Its my favorite decaf. brand.

    1. So, did you locate good decaf beans in StL?

      1. Your best bet would be to go to one of the local roasting companies: Northwest, Kaldi, Shaw's, etc.

        1. I think the local roasting companies are a good idea. I just need to do the research.

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          1. re: lesliedm3

            You might investigate Sump on S. Jefferson. And the Kaldi folks at their HQ would, I'm sure, be willing to talk about your particular tastes. They also do cupping one day a week, which is open to guests whyo call in advance and might be educational.

          2. Thanks for the suggestions. I finally made it to Kaldi's and got some decaf beans. I'm in St. Charles so it's a bit of a trek, but so worth it. Columbian were the only decaf beans they had at the Demun shop the day I was there. It is by far the best decaf I've had. I'm going to have to get over there more often.

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            1. re: lesliedm3

              Delighted it worked well for you. Kaldi's does sell retail at some grocery stores, I believe - maybe I'm imagining things (chime in here, folks!) but I think my Schnucks has it. And as nice as the motherhouse on DeMun is, there's a Kaldi's in the Chesterfield Valley that is probably closer to you.

              1. re: lemons

                I think I bought it at Dierberg's,in Brentwood although for some reason, I don't think they have it all the time.

                1. re: lemons

                  Schnuck's Clayton and Big Bend definitely has it (but then that's just a few blocks from DeMun anyway)

                  most wholesalers of all types are more than happy to share who retails their products. I always say go to the source.

                2. re: lesliedm3

                  I haven't tried their decafs, but check out the Goshen Coffee company - locally-roasted and you can order online. Their caffeinated roasts are excellent - I haven't had a bad one yet. Searching via my local coffee shop's siite (222 Artisan Bakery) revealed a St. Charles coffee shop called "The Bridge" that serves & sells Goshen Coffee. I can get beans at my local Dierbergs & Market Basket but that might be because they're local. (Also I've never noticed whether the stores carry the decafs.)