Our Organic Mexico, Chiapas decaf is available as a medium or dark roast. Our medium roast enhances more of the sweet honey and graham cracker notes, while our dark roast, brings out more of the rich chocolatly and creamy notes. Our dark roast also makes an exceptional decaf espresso!
Our Mexico, Chiapas decaf is decaffeinated through mountain water processing, without the use of chemicals. This means, you can enjoy this delicious coffee, shamelessly, anytime of the day!
If you would like to learn more about mountain water processing, please read below:
Our water-processed decafs are done in a facility in Mexico called Descamex. In order to remove the caffeine in this process, green coffee is soaked in a water solution, which removes both the caffeine as well as other solubles in the coffee (flavor compounds, for instance). The water is removed from the seeds and run through a special filter that captures caffeine molecules and allows them to be strained from the solution. The solution—now containing flavor compounds but no caffeine—is then reintroduced to the green coffee seeds, which reabsorb the soluble materials. The coffee is then dried once more, and prepared for reexport.