Did your doctor tell you that you need to cut back on your caffeine? Does your family worry that you drink too much coffee? Does your heart pound to the point where you’re afraid it might pop out of your chest because you can’t stop drinking coffee?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, I might have a coffee for you! The coffee is SpeedBump from Deep Cello, a roaster based out of Portland, Oregon.
SpeedBump is their low-caf offering, a new niche in coffee that Deep Cello is collaborating with a number of micro-roasters across the country to create. These roasters are on a mission to eliminate that painful ultimatum to stop drinking coffee or start drinking decaf. Low-caf coffees are at least 75% decaf or in their words, it’ll slow you don’t but it doesn’t make you stop.
Decaffeinating Processing: Water Process
Origins: Mexican for the decaf, Africa and Americas for the rest
My motto is death before decaf, but I decided to give this one a shot since it came from one of my favorite roasters on the west coast.
SpeedBump had a nutty aroma, with a honey sweetness and a mix of spices underneath. There was hint of mint. It wasn’t life changing, but it was already better than a lot of other decafs that I’ve stumbled across.
It had a smooth feel on my tongue, with just a tad bit of bitterness.
The taste was strong, not like the stereotypical decaf. Nutty, woody and smoke flavors made up the taste. There was another hint of the mint before it faded away.
A 12 ounce bag of SpeedBump is $13.95 on the Deep Cello website.
SpeedBump from Deep Cello earned a 3.75 out of 5 on the Daily Shot Of Coffee scale. It’s scored higher than any decaf that we’ve reviewed. If you’re looking to cut back on your caffeine, I would look for this one.