Our FTO Organic Mexico, Chiapas decaf is roasted to a medium level, enhancing more of the sweet honey and graham cracker notes. This coffee is so awesome, you would never even know it's decaf. The locals are loving it so much, we can hardly keep it stocked on the shelf!
Our Mexico, Chiapas decaf coffee 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.