Lansing, MI-based newcomer Craft & Mason is damn proud of their Colombian decaf, and for good reason. If you're drinking coffee for flavor alone, you want something powerful, and the citrus notes on their Caldas are some of the most prominent you'll find anywhere, putting out fruity notes while maintaining a big chocolatey mouthfeel.
Scoring rave reviews from the owners of one of our best new coffee shops, Coava's decaf selection is always changing, and they're currently rocking a Swiss Water-processed Colombian, but if you can catch the Portland-based roaster when they've got an Ethiopian available, don't hesitate: it's just as juicy as the more well-endowed version.
BluePrint's Mexican Tecpatlan comes from the state of Puebla, the same region known for popularizing the Mountain Water Method of decaffeination, which is similar to Swiss was but uses lower-temperature water from the country's highest peak, Pico de Orizaba. The sweet, full-bodied coffee is described as having notes of toffee, cinnamon, cream, and citrus.
SF-based Linea's got a rep in the coffee world based on the founder's history judging the World Barista Championship, and these beans come highly recommended from another very snobby championship espresso-puller. Their current decaf offering is a blend of El Salvadorian and Ethiopian with notes of sugarcane and stone fruit.
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Dan Gentile is a staff writer at Thrillist. Without the aid of caffeine he has nothing witty to write here. Follow him to a forthcoming decaf/Kafka pun at @Dannosphere.