Decaf Eye of the Tiger is a seasonally evolving espresso blend that features in-season coffees. This time, as we were evaluating a series of decaffeinated coffees, we came across a lot from Guatemala that was rich and balanced with a sweet molasses-like flavor. As soon as we tasted it we thought it would be perfect for espresso. In fact, it could have made a great single-origin espresso but, we decided to combine it with a bright, citrus-toned coffee from Colombia. This addition brought even more complexity to the cup which is especially important in an espresso blend.
We originally developed this seasonal decaffeinated espresso for our cafes, where we continue to serve it in all five Bay Area locations. We think of it as a delicious espresso that just happens to be decaffeinated. Both components are decaffeinated using the water processed method.