We can tell you that our decaf coffees taste just like regular, and that the decaf coffees we have now are the best we have ever tasted, but you really have to try them to believe it.
We care deeply about the flavor of our decafs, which is why they are sourced from the freshest current coffee crop available. Most other decafs are sourced from “past crop” coffees which is why so many people think of decafs as tasting “a bit off” or “stale”. By sourcing fresh coffee crops, and then sending the green beans directly to the certified Organic decaffeination facility in Veracruz Mexico, we get truly great tasting decafs.
All of our decaf coffees are made using the Mountain Water Process. No chemical solvents are used in the decaffeination process, just clear and pure glacial water sourced from the highest mountain in Mexico, the Pico de Orizaba or Citlaltépetl.
The decaffeination process starts with a physical and chemical analysis of the coffee beans to establish a cup profile. This profile will be checked throughout the process to assure the quality of the coffee’s flavor remains intact.
Batches of the green coffee are rehydrated with glacial water to soften and expand the beans in preparation for caffeine extraction. The water/coffee oils/caffeine solution is then passed through a special filter to remove the caffeine. The flavor rich but caffeine free coffee solution is then returned to the coffee beans under pressure to re-infuse them with their original oils.
The decaffeinated beans are then thoroughly dried and tested for quality to maintain the flavor profile of the original coffee.