Posted Wed Jan 11, 2012, 4:51pm Subject: Re: Low acid blends and tips
Well, you could go with 50% Donkey Decaf blend from Sweet Maria's...it is a fine decaf, and with milk tastes a bit light hot chocolate. The other 50% maybe a Sumatra, roasted into 2nd crack.
High acidity coffees, like some latin American and S.American(other than Brasilian, which is normally a pretty low acidity coffee)are probably not working for you. Have you tried the very exotic Malabar Gold from Josuma? It can be found online from several venues. It is crema rich, with a little robusta, and is comprised of only Indian coffees with a bit less than normal acidity, I believe. To my taste, it is definitely on the chocolately, molasses end of the spectrum, with a unique spiciness.
As far as I know these days, it can only be purchased roasted.
You're welcome. I should also say WHOOPS, I noticed you don't roast (yet!) and the Donkey is green coffee bean for roasting, however there are several wonderful already roasted decaf espresso blends that are wonderful. Metropolis Roasters has their decaf Redline blend (might be called Greenline), Cafe Vivace has one, and prolly a dozen more. Or, just go for the Malabar Gold, as it's roasted. It's creator, a fellow know to most as "Dr. John (he is a Dr.) is a great fellow, whom I had the great pleasure to meet at a specialty coffee convention in Atlanta several years ago.
I also believe that Tom at Sweet Maria's still offers roasted coffee from time to time. Perhaps email him, and see if he'd roast you up 5-10#'s of Donkey, or maybe blend you something special. He's a recognized guru when it comes to specialty coffee.... He could also suggest some alternatives.
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