The dangers of decaf

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Postby Gouezeri » Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:26 pm

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Send me off forever but I ask you please....?
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Postby jameso » Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:30 pm

I think he's feeling better everyone
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Postby CakeBoy » Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:35 pm

jameso wrote:
CakeBoy wrote:
jameso wrote:
I have an admission too. I DRINK DECAF TEA ........ be gentle on me Dom :D


Ah, that explains things :P



Gentle indeed :D... Quite restrained


Are you not feeling well today Dom? :roll:


I think he's been at the tea again :P

PS: Sorry everyone, couldn't resist nesting another quote box. :oops:


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Postby Bresh » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:17 pm

And just to end this thread on a good note:

STEVE's got two more decaf green beans in stock, Ethiopian Sidamo MC Decaffeinated & Bolivian Organic - CO2 Process.

How I do like that man...(in a manly non-decaf type of way...) :D :D :D
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Postby jameso » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:21 pm

Yes indeed - I like the look of those two beans (the coffee ones, that is). Nice to have some variety on the decaf front - I wish some more Laguna would come in though ;)
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Postby Beanie » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:30 pm

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Think we just a found a new one to add: "manly decaf" :lol:
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Postby Bresh » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:41 pm

I still have approx 1Kg of Laguna left. I try to buy 4Kg of each decaf at a time and keep the cupboard full. I think my favourite at the moment is the Fazenda Jacaranda Organic Brazil. Looking forward to trying the Ethopian and Bolivian.

The Sumtra & Brazil blend together quite nicely. I'm thinking Ethopian and Sumatra may also provide a good mix - will have to wait and see.
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Postby Steve » Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:29 pm

I've been playing with a decaf espresso blend. I must admit I'm starting to like it :shock: but only a little :) A little Colombian, Bolivian and sidamo, its very interesting indeed. Just playing with the quantities now, I'll keep you posted.

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Postby Gouezeri » Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:51 pm

Steve wrote:I've been playing with a decaf espresso blend.

Heresy! I'd boycott you... if I thought I could get my beans elsewhere :lol:
I know what it's missing though.... put some dark roasted decaf Kenyan in there to "spice" things up :shock: :lol: Not that the decaf drinkers are likely to notice the difference :P :lol:
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Postby Steve » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:47 pm

Leave me alone and start picking on Phil again ;)

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Postby Gouezeri » Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:45 pm

he's hiding from me ;-)
You'd be amazed how quick he moves :lol:
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Postby jameso » Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:25 am

Bresh,

If you have Laguna left, and also like the Jaceranda, can I recommend an espresso blend?

Try this: 50% Jaceranda, 25% Laguna, 25% Mandheling, just into second crack (or darker if you must!!)

For me the laguna has just the right amount of brightness to lift the chocolate in the brazil; the mand then gives a lovely peppery aftertaste.

Then again, Steve has more choice of decaf greens than I do, so his blend has options mind doesn't, when it's ready!

Steve wrote:I must admit I'm starting to like it

Steve, you do refer to the decaf mandheling as your bedtime espresso on the HB site! Is that every night then? (Run faster Dom, he's getting away)
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Postby Steve » Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:55 am

Your all very mean :)
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