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Our search for decaf coffee started our early in Alma Coffee’s history. We explored what decaffeinating our own coffee would look like, but sadly the best options we could find included decaffeinating entire containers (more than 40,000 pounds) at a time and shipping these containers to other countries to do so. With our focus on always having the freshest coffee from our family farms, we knew the lead times, extended transits, and sheer volume was not in line with our ideal business practices and would result in less-than-extraordinary cup.
That’s when we began doing research on an official direct-trade partnership for decaf. Our search led us to a family-owned Nicaraguan farm called Selva Negra that warehouses their decaf in Atlanta, GA.—only miles from our warehouse and roastery! We loved everything about this decaf from the taste, the farm practices, and their use of a mountain water process for decaffeination.
So, what exactly is mountain water decaf processing? In a nutshell, pure water from super high mountains is used to steam the green bean and prepare it for extraction. Using a water-based saturation solution, the caffeine is removed from the beans while keeping the bean’s natural flavor compounds in place.
Our first ever decaf offering that even blew us away with how non-decaf tasting it is! Our inspiration for this coffee came from a late-night dinner at a steakhouse that is local to us: We had just had a fabulous meal and were ready for something sweet to finish off. However, as we ordered a cheesecake, we had a craving for a hot and chocolatey coffee to pair with that dessert but didn’t see any decaf coffee options on the menu. This experience inspired us to go find a decaf that would have paired perfectly our cheesecake cravings that evening, and thus Dreamer was added to the catalog. This decaf is not only crafted to be the perfect night cap or after-dinner pairing, it also changes the misconception that decaf can’t have any flavor.
Roast: Medium-Dark Decaf Roast
Tasting Notes: Rich Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Orange Peel
Process: Mountain Water Process
Region: Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Farm: Selva Negra
Altitude: 1,400 Meters
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The Perfect Bag Size
We offer our coffees in 12oz, 2lb, and 5lb bag options. If you're curious about the number of cups of coffee (6oz servings) each bag can provide, we have all the details for you!
12oz = 23 cups
2lb = 60 cups
5lb = 151 cups
To unlock an extraordinary cup of coffee, we recommend:
- Using freshly ground coffee
- Using 15grams of coffee per 250ml of water per serving
- Using your preferred brewing method
Check out our Brewing Guides for more!
Understanding Grind Types
Maximize your coffee experience by grinding your own whole beans. The flexibility of a grinder allows you to grind fresh and specifically for your brewing device. It's one extra step, but trust us, it is so worth it ;)
Best For: All Methods
This fine-medium grind is perfect for drip machines, keurigs, or aeropresses. It is the most commonly used size, making it a safe option when gifting coffee to a friend or if you are unsure of what grind type to get.
Best For: Drip Machines, Keurig Machines, Aeropress
For Chemex enthusiasts, the coffee grind is coarser compared to other pour over options. This grind size is ideal due to thicker Chemex filters, which slow down water during extraction.
Best For: Chemex
Pour Over (Ground)
This medium-coarse grind is ideal for fans of pour overs like the V60. For optimal results, we recommend using with paper filters.
Best For: Pour Overs (Not Chemex)
French Press (Ground)
Perfect for any submersion brewing methods such as the french press or cold brew. This extra coarse grind will be the perfect grind for you!
Best For: French Press, Cold Brew
Ideal if you have an espresso machine but not recommended! If you are looking for espresso fine coffee, please take note that we recommend you purchase an espresso grinder and do not recommend purchasing coffee ground for espresso from us. Although we will do it, calibration is key to a perfect shot of 'spro. There are over 20 options in espresso finely ground coffee and we'll grind based on what works best on our espresso machine for the day.