The definition of a connoisseur is, "a person with a great deal of knowledge or an expert judge in the matter of taste." Our name "Connoisseur Estates blend" then says a lot since we are naming this blend especially for a person of that caliber. The gift of a connoisseur is to appraise the quality of our coffee and to validate its origination. They can appreciate the art of the cup, as well as the talent, technique, and creativity of the roastmaster. Even better, this blend now comes to you in decaf!
Decaf Connoisseur Estates blend from Tropical Geek is undeniably distinctive. A blend of Arabian, African, and Indonesian coffees makes up this compelling blend. A wonderfully balanced blend with just the right amount of acidity, uniquely smooth and full bodied with a spicy aroma. You do not have to have a framed certificate on your wall to enjoy what makes decaf Connoisseur Estates special. By shopping at Tropical Geek we know that you already appreciate the finer coffees, but here are some ideas on breaking down the coffee (known as cupping) so that you better understand what it is that makes it so special.
Begin by deeply sniffing the aroma of the freshly made black coffee. Loudly slurp (just this once you can ignore what your Mommy taught you!) your coffee so that it makes its way to the back of your tongue. Examine the body of the coffee, the texture and oiliness. Now think how it feels on the sides of your tongue (where you would sense sweetness) and the tip of your tongue (sharpness/tang). Swallow and then look then for the aftertaste or finish as it is called...is it long lasting? Does it coat your tongue or tingle the side?
Here is where you may wonder, "what am I missing with it being decaf?" The answer is...nothing! When decaffeinated by highly skilled processors, you will not taste a thinned down coffee. Our job is to spare no expense to make sure the integrity and flavor of the bean is intact after and before, during and after the removal of caffeine. Since caffeine is odorless and has only a slightly bitter taste, you should notice nothing but true gourmet goodness.
Tropical Geek wants to empower you with the skills it takes to recognize quality coffee. We are confident that the decaf Connoisseur Blend is one you will truly enjoy, probably even more so after you "cup" it. Buy a pound of decaf Connoisseur Estates blend and go ahead...use your new talents! You'll be glad you did.