Country of Origin: Mexico
Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo
Decaf Process: Water
Elevation: 1000 to 1800 MASL
Our water-processed decafs are processed in a facility in Mexico called Descamex. In order to remove the caffeine in this process, green coffee is soaked in hot water, extracting both the caffeine as well as other solubles in the coffee (flavor compounds, for instance). This water solution is then run through a special filter that strains the caffeine molecules from the water, leaving just the flavor compounds behind. The green coffee is then soaked in the solution and through osmosis the flavor compounds are reabsorbed. The coffee is then dried once more, and prepared for reexport.