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Indonesia Organic Decaf Bali Hai Indonesia Blend


Flavor Profile

Cupping Notes

Cupping Notes: Muted earthiness with flavors of cocoa and marshmallow.

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  • CategoryOrganic Decaffeinated
  • CountryMultiple
  • Local RegionIndonesia
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedYes
  • Decaf ProcessSwiss Water Process
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Bali Hai Organic Swiss Water Process Decaf is becoming one of our most popular coffees, and for a reason: it's good!

A delicate blend of Indonesian coffees, decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process. A very mellow, yet full-tasting blend; imagine a well-played Baritone Saxophone - now drink it. There are muted, earthy, cocoa and marshmallow tones. This is a great, quiet evening, after-dinner drink, even the name conjures up romance, but you'll have to supply your own caffeine.

Cupping Notes: Very clean with flavors of cocoa and marshmallow.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Customer Reviews

Average Rating
April 18, 2024

Worthy of a good try. Good flavor. Good body. Almost love it so I'd call it 4.5 stars.

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December 12, 2023

Best decaf I know. Tastes like a coffee you know, but with something that is special. Great decaf!

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October 3, 2023

Per some reviews I roasted it (very) dark (SR800-finishing about 500 deg), which I love. I drink my coffees strong Americano. I definitely detected a hearty earthy flavor and an overall complex effect on my tongue, which has been unusual for decafs for me. Great as a stand alone coffee. I tried it in my regular half-caf regiment and it tended to overpower the caffeinated Haitian counter-part, unlike the mild Peruvian decaf I usually use. Bali Hai is a keeper though.

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August 5, 2023

This is the best decaf I have ever tasted. I roasted to a medium level and the chocolate flavors were very nice and pleasant. We make an espresso/oat milk drink for an after dinner and it's very good.

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April 14, 2023

I roast this dark and love the flavor. No chaff. It is my go to decaf choice.

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February 27, 2023

I have roasted these and shared with fellow coffee enthusiasts and everyone has loved them.

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February 4, 2023

Good quality. I dark roast it and mix with Sumatra Mandheling, Timor or Mexican Mocabe for a pleasant half-caf.

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January 29, 2023

What incredible coffee. So smooth and not at all acidic, just what we were looking for. We'll be ordering from you again!

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January 14, 2023

As I'm new to roasting I took it to a lighter city roast. It was very well rounded and we enjoyed the half pound. I wish we could get 1.5lb bags so we could try light, med, dark roast.

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October 19, 2022

I made a city roast and the flavor was wonderfully rich. Excellent decaf blend.

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June 18, 2022

Order shipped quickly. Very accurate flavor profile.

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May 7, 2022

Roasted to a Vienna. This one is always good. Chocolate and smooth.

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April 19, 2022

What a great decaf. I have struggled trying to find a great one and I love this one. Smooth, flavorful, good espresso but good brewer as well.

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January 22, 2022

We roast these till second crack, and make cappuccinos from a Rocket. Very nice☕️

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October 11, 2021

Was skeptical of this- "how can decaf coffee taste good?" Well, this one does! It's also very forgiving with the roast as I took it past second crack and it was still delicious!

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September 15, 2021

Gosh this coffee is fantastic! I cut my caffeine with decaf 50/50 just because I am so sensitive to caffeine but coffee is my favorite thing in life (I am not joking). The flavor of this just on its own is better than any other coffee of any kind I have had. Once it's roasted and off gassed for a day or two the aroma is heavenly and flavor matches it. I go just past second crack I like very dark roast and this holds up to it beautifully. I am on my 4th order of it. Rich, bold and SMOOTH. Worth every penny.

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July 29, 2021

If I could only have one decaf, this would probably be it. I’ve roasted almost 10lbs of this so far and it’s consistently yielded a great cup. It’s what you want from a decaf - full body, chocolate flavor and a really satisfying finish with no bitter aftertaste. I roast on a FreshRoast SR800 and take this one to Full City +, right to the start of second crack. Decaf is a wonderful experience that is typically underestimated. I continue to be impressed by the quality of these decaf varieties. For this to be Swiss Water process rather than mountain water and taste this good is amazing. Highly recommended 👏

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June 23, 2021

First off, I love most coffee if I roast it. I have been roasting for about 2 years now, last 9 months or so decaf only. I agree with Mr. Snow that this needs to be medium dark to dark roast for best experience. But, I did try a nice blond roast, stopping just as first crack gets going and cooling quickly. This has made for a nice summer coffee that is more enjoyable in warmer weather. I tend to like the Peruvian decaf but hold this one on par with the best I have had. Also, fun easy roast.

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June 8, 2021

First decaf coffee that I have liked. I recently had to switch due to PVCs. As someone that roasts my own coffee and searched for years to find my ideal farms to source from, this has been a hard and depressing transition, but I'm thankful for finding this. It is the first decaf that roasts up and tastes bomb in a latte. I will be ordering a LOT more!

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April 27, 2021

Best way to roast this brand medium or dark

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April 17, 2021

I keep coming back to this as my favorite decaf. Roasting my own has permitted me to enjoy a good cup and my friends are consistently impressed with the flavor profile possible with this decaf. I drink 95% + espresso and this bean dose well in this scenario. I roast small amounts, about 9 minutes total roasting time, to about 5 seconds into second crack and then actively cool the batch. it does seem better after about 2 day of rest.

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December 31, 2020

I bought the decaf sampler. I started with the Morning Glory. WOW is all I could say. This is better than some of the leaded beans I use. My wife has always disliked coffee, now I am roasting double batches. Great stuff. SR540, 2m @ 9/9. 4 m @ 5/9 or until 400°, apprx 4 min @ 4/9 until start of rollling 2nd crack.

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December 19, 2020

Great quality. Fun to roast.

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December 15, 2020

One of my favorites. I drink 1/2 decaf and 1/2 reg coffee during the morning, then decaf at night. This one blends well with regular coffees and by itself is really nice -never bitter even though I roast it until it is oily.

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November 2, 2020

We are relatively new to roasting and this was a fantastic choice. We roast 8oz on a cafe genie for about 13.5 minutes with a max temp of 449 from room temp for medium to dark roast. I find it strong and tasteful enough. When brewing with a pour-over we found ourselves using a lot of grounds. But we found our favorite method is using a GSI four-cup expresso maker. This is our favorite coffee for morning (sometimes blended) and especially evenings. As noted by other reviewers this does need to de-gas.

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October 21, 2020

I am new to coffee roasting, generally drink 1//2 reg and 1/2 decaf. And I have always liked dark roasted coffee. This was really great. It had a really rich taste to it but was not bitter at all. I will be ordering more of this one!

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September 11, 2020

I was looking for a Papua New Guinea decaf and decided to go with this bean. My decaf drinkers love it, and the regular drinkers state that it smells perfect. Roasting went as other decade did with no issue. Aroma was wonderful. Post grind fills the kitchen with lovely odors. There was a gap between batches and I made them a folders pot. Not happy. Glad when the Indonesian was ready to grind.

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September 7, 2020

My favorite decaf coffee. Definitely best at a dark roast. Rich full tasting coffee with hints of cocoa.

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August 17, 2020

I love a full bodied coffee, and what really sold me on this coffee was the description of how smooth it was. I usually take the roast to right at second crack, and this makes for a beautiful roast. If I’m going to enjoy a dessert after supper, I will brew a couple of cups of the Bali Hai. This is a wonderful and versatile bean to roast. Get some and enjoy the flow of the baritone sax.

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May 29, 2020

We love the Bali SWP coffee. Great flavor and body, a customer favorite. The best decaf coffee selection that we can find!

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May 20, 2020

This is there best decaf, by my judgment, and I haven't even tried them all--yet. I'd be surprised if there's a better one available. Also, I didn't taste any earthy tones, which I equate to a dried grass smell/taste.

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May 16, 2020

Great coffee as usual! Lightning fast service! I'm always totally pleased with CBC!

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April 30, 2020

I tried roasting it in my 1400w airpopper. With no low setting available on the machine, the roast came out uneven, with some going well into the 2nd crack, while some still just at first crack. That being said, the taste is still quite good. I agree with others that waiting 48-72 hours produces the best flavor. I am new to Bali, especially decaf, and am favorably impressed. Just need to try in a different roaster next time.J

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February 6, 2020

I’m always on look out for better decaf. I like the darker roast with this one similar to earthy caffeinated beans from same region.

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January 30, 2020

Bali Hai is a delicious decaf coffee. My husband and I are new to roasting but we’ve found that it roasts to our liking just a few seconds into 2nd crack. It’s dark and nutty tasting but also smooth as if it has cream in it already. Delightful and favorite bean so far!

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January 18, 2020

I am not new to roasting, I’ve been buying coffee from CBC for 15+ years sooo much fun trying and testing coffees from all over the world. My wife likes to limit her caffeine intake so we tried the Bali SWP WOW! I hate to say it but it blows away a lot of my favorite beans away! I host coffee parties all the time and of course my caffeinated coffee goes the quickest, when I run out I’ll sneak in and pour the decaf craft into the caffeinated craft so I don’t have to pour out what is left, I get remarks like “saving the best for last?” I just smile and say “you caught me!”

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July 1, 2019

The best decaf I have tried that did not taste like a normal decaf that one would find in the general public stores

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