The Friend Zone Decaf was blended and roasted for you by Cat & Cloud Coffee. This decaf coffee is from the Sidamo region of Ethiopia and was produced by small holder producers between 1,700 - 1,900 meters. It was naturally processed before being decaffeinated using a 100% water process decaffeination method. The cup is balanced with notes of molasses and graham cracker sweetness and a sprinkle of blackberry fruitiness.
Properly extracted, this coffee is full of sweet fruity flavors. The molasses notes come out beautifully in a strong woody feeling that shows up as you swallow it. Owing to it being a lighter roast, it likes a longer extraction time to fully pull out all the wonderful flavors.
I've never been much of a decaf person, but as I was looking for something to sip on later in the evenings, I decided to give this a shot. I was really impressed. I had no trouble getting this dialed in for espresso which is what I exclusively brewed this as. Not only that, but it was full bodied, had nice milk chocolate and baking spice flavors, and was super consistent from shot to shot. I had to do virtually no extra dialing in as the bag aged. It held up great through about 3-4 weeks.
This coffee was not for me. I have found I don’t like fruit flavored coffee.
It was too weak. The first day it taste fine, but after a few days the flavor started to go away quickly.
Brewed in Aeropress, was fantastic
Uneventful, but fine.
Very full flavored and aromatic for a decaf coffee. Not too darkly roasted, allowing for some acidity and berry notes to remain.
Best Decaf I have had, but tricky for espresso
This was a bit bitter that I couldn't seem to find a way around - cream, grind, etc. Just always a bit too strong.
Super impressed with these beans! One of the best Light roast decafs I’ve ever had. Flavor notes are spot on!
Like this a lot
Made some black iced coffee (James Hoffman method) and LOVED the vibrant flavor of this coffee. Still new with terminology, but this was a winner. Very balanced.
Perfect cup of decaf for those not wanting caffeine throughout parts of their day. Well balanced.
Absolutely amazing. There is a lovely molasses sweetness to the roast and the berry notes pull through both warm and room temperature. This cup was wonderful as an evening pour-over. No metallic notes typical to "decaf" detected.
Solid choice, especially for a decaf.
I feel like the flavor of this coffee is off, it has an odd aftertaste.
This coffee was a little overroasted for my taste.
Perfect all around. Smooth, rich, low acid
This was great! Not too sour, a bit of berry, and still some toasty sugar on top of the basic coffee flavor that holds up through the milk in my cappuccino. For a decaf, 5 stars.
good roast level, good flavor
Amazing, smooth, richly sweet. My favorite coffee in a while from my mistobox. Love this one.