Sumatra Royal Select Swiss Water Organic Decaf

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Royal Coffee

One of the richest decafs around, this coffee again proves that if you start with great beans, you can produce great decaf. We love the rich, syrupy body and notes of dark chocolate with a...
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One of the richest decafs around, this coffee again proves that if you start with great beans, you can produce great decaf. We love the rich, syrupy body and notes of dark chocolate with a touch of spice.

Arrival Date: November 9th, 2021

Acidity & Brightness: Low acidity, stone fruit sweetness

Balance & Finish: Slight complexity and surprisingly clean finish

Body & Texture: Full bodied, rich, syrupy texture

Flavors: Dark chocolate and savory spice

Grade: Grade 1, grown at 1200-1600 masl

Certifications: Organic & Fair Trade

Processing: Wet-hulled, Swiss Water Processed

Varieties: Lini S-795, Typica, and Caturra

Roasting: Start with a Full City Plus (Medium Dark), or just into the second crack. If you can't hear the cracks, then roast until the beans are smooth and medium dark brown with just the first hint of sheen as the oil emerges.  Although we like this coffee medium dark, many people like to carry Indonesian and Sumatran coffee particularly, to a dark to very dark roast.  Try medium dark for starters,  and then if you prefer, feel free to carry it darker in subsequent roasts.
Recommendation: For people who enjoy coffee a rich, sweet, fairly complex coffee but without caffeine.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing

Our Review: When we are wrong, we like to admit it.  Well, maybe we don't like to admit it, but we do. For a long time we haven't had much nice to say about water processed decaf coffees. To us they tasted like (pardon the phrase) washed-out, faded versions of regular coffee that was not very good to begin with . But in the Royal Select Water Processed decaf coffees, we found a cup we could appreciate, and we think you will, too.  

What makes Royal Select Water Processed decaf coffees different is that Royal Coffee, one of the world's best importers of specialty grade coffees, directly selects the coffee to be decaffeinated rather than just buying the mix that the decaffeinating plant puts out. If you start with better beans and then use state of the art decaffeination methods, handle the beans all along the line with care, and keep a sharp eye on quality control, you end up with a better cup of coffee.  Royal Select Sumatra Decaf retains the characteristics of the regular--it's earthy, full bodied, and low in acidity, with sweet, syrupy dark chocolate and old leather tones, so you end up with a very rich, fragrant and mellow cup. An after dinner cup with a rich dessert?  Perfect!  It has the body and richness to hold it's own. It may roast a little unevenly due to the original semi-dry processing, but don't cull the odd beans. They add to the complexity in the cup. 

Because of the decaffienating process, these beans appear very dark in their unroasted state.  Remember, though, they are raw and must be roasted!  This decaf will stand up well to darker roasting.  It makes a very nice single-origin decaf espresso, and is also a great base for Seattle style decaf espresso blends.


Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.