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Decaf coffee is commonly vapid in taste, isn’t that true? Wicked Coffees, however, did not believe that had to be written in the law. We looked high and low to find a flavorful decaf. And we found it.

Last fall, we had a request to use our decaf in a new dessert called Wicked Midnight Mocha. We were up for the experiment, but hell’s bells, were we surprised how rich it came out. Honestly. Amazing.

Last Sunday (January 22, 2012), at the Leucadia Farmers Market, we were treated to an unsolicited comment about Disciples Decaf. We were told, “Your decaf doesn’t taste like decaf. It tastes as rich as any espresso.” Wow. And thank you!

Why would anyone drink decaf? Because they don’t want to be kept awake, but still want a delicious coffee to top off our dinner at 8. Or they have a reaction to caffeine, but love coffee flavor. Keep in mind, the health benefits of coffee do not come from the caffeine…they come from the over 1000 phytochemicals contained in the natural coffee bean.

Disciples Decaf that is “as rich as espresso” is brewed with the pour-over method, using both a paper filter and a gold filter, we were told.

Try it. Share a discovery. It may be decaf, but you’ll feel wicked good anyway.

P.S. Disciples Decaf is Swiss Water Processed, meaning it is free of harsh chemicals used to decaffeinate most decaf coffees.

I have been getting questions about low acid coffee. “Is Wicked Coffee low in acid?”

I understand that we don’t want to get acidic (low pH) or alkaline (high pH). But perhaps more to the point, we don’t want our coffee break to cause us literal pain, such as comes from excess stomach acid.

So, the question might be rephrased, “Will Wicked Coffee give me stomach acid?”

We do use Sumatra coffee beans in our blends, a region that typically has less acid. And several of our roasts are dark roasts, a process that lowers acid levels as it raises the roasted flavor. Our roasts are fresh, usually sold within a week of roasting, which gives less time for the coffee to get bitter.

But if it will give you a stomach reaction… I don’t know. It all depends on your system.

So here is what I propose to those that require low acid coffee… try it. Email us for a free 2 ounce sample if you haven’t tried Wicked at the farmers market or Carlsbad Danish Bakery. Grind it, brew it and savor it slowly. Your stomach will tell you. I have had several customers with severe acid reflux tell me they have no problems with Devils Delight or Organic Disciple.

And here is what I also propose… make sure your morning coffee (or afternoon or evening coffee for that matter) is also low in nonsense. Don’t drink the coffee the crowd consumes by habit. Don’t subject yourself to coffee ignorance. Don’t buy cheap coffee…it is sure to be high in acid and nonsense.

Just do coffee right… and it will do you right.

With the latest announcement by Life Extension Magazine that “coffee is the greatest source of antioxidants in the American diet,” Wicked Coffees is trying to help Americans avoid discomfort and disease with a monthly supply of Wicked good coffee. All that is necessary for this relief is to sign up to have Wicked Coffees delivered by mail once a month.

In that vein (shoot me up with Wicked!), Wicked Coffees regulars will receive our best discount. Our current pricing is 11.95 for one bag and 21.90 for two. But standing order coffee-fiends will receive all 12 ounce bags for only $10.00 each, plus shipping. Choose your favorite blend or mix them up.

To qualify, we need a valid credit card number on file so that we have permission to charge on a monthly basis. Send Rich an email now with just your name, telephone number and best time to call. (That way we can can set up the order in privacy.) Your first order will come with a free 2 ounce bag of our devilishly delicious Chocolate Smothered Espresso Beans. In addition, standing order customers will receive free samples of our other upcoming new releases.

Thank you for supporting Wicked Coffees in 2011! Let coffee support you through the New Year.

It’s a natural pair. Coffee and sex. We might be able to survive without both, but there is no need to have such a short-sighted view of life’s benefits. They are not only tempting and satisfying, they are good for our health! (The guilt is the worst part and it’s completely unnecessary, IMHO.)

Adam and Eve are not part of our logo for nothing.

There’s another opinion out there that also thinks coffee and sex are good for health. Her name is Laurel House, she is a Fit Living Expert and her article is fun.

Coffee, that nectar of the gods that I sometimes refer to as Jehovah Java, deserves a proper set up. It’s not hard to make a perfect cup, but I get this question often enough to warrant a review.

It starts with fresh roasted specialty quality (not commercial quality or even premium) beans…something we specialize in. But you probably are tired of me saying that. And you might suspect me of tooting my own horn.

So, here’s a recent article found on Yahoo Shine that is pretty much on the money. Yes, it starts with freshly roasted coffee beans….(more) 9 Rules for a Perfect Cup of Coffee, by Jessie Price, deputy editor of food for Eating Well Magazine.

So… what rules does your kitchen god have for coffee?