5 lbs. Mexican Chiapas Organic Swiss Water Decaf Fresh Light Roast 100% Arabica Coffee Beans
Our Organic Mexican Swiss Water decaf coffee is a delicious mild bodied, cupped at medium roast. This specialty Organic Mexican coffee is naturally water decaffeinated and exudes a smooth body with a crisp, slightly nutty finish. The overall cup is mild, fragrant, sweet and 99.9% caffeine-free. This coffee is an ideal choice for decaf lover's who want a mild flavorful coffee without bitterness.
Cupping notes: cocoa, walnut, clean
Roast Body: Mild
We recommend roast level: Medium - Medium-Dark
Certifications: USDA Organic, Swiss Water Process
Caffeine Level: Decaffeinated
Single Origin: Tapachula, State of Chiapas, Mexico
Origin: Tapachula, State of Chiapas, Mexico
Altitude: 500 - 845 meters ASL
Varietal: Catimor, Bourbon
Process: Wet Process
Drying: Sun Dried
Harvest: January - April
This Mexican Chiapas coffee is decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process method, a natural process which uses no chemicals and only water to extract caffeine from the coffee beans. The process is not harsh on the coffee, leaving true flavor behind without the astringent aftertaste that some traditionally decaffeinated coffees possess.
Mexico’s diverse geography, from the soaring altitudes of the country’s four mountain ranges to the beautiful coastal regions along the Pacific, supports diverse farming practices and a broad variety of crops. Chiapas is the country’s southernmost state, home to the Sierra Madre de Chiapas Mountain range. To its west are the coffee growing regions of Oaxaca and Vera Cruz, but it is the beans of Guatemala’s Huehuetenango region, directly to the east, with which Chiapas coffee shares so much character. Farmers in Chiapas have begun a transition back to organic farming techniques as a way to achieve self-sufficiency and to create sustainability for their communities. The continued development of a network of Fair Trade farmers’ cooperatives is helping local people slowly improve their quality of life. The state of Chiapas is located in the Sierra Madre Mountains and receives the perfect combination of rainfall and sunshine to create this strictly high grown bean. A hard bean that takes a dark roast well. I would use this coffee in French or Italian roasts but also cups well in the City - Full City range. Chiapas, the tropical jungle that is the most southern eastern part of Mexico, borders with Guatemala. Chiapas is the coffee little brother of Guatemala's Hue Hue Tenango region, and this comes through in the cup. Higher in altitude, Chiapian coffees are brighter, sweeter, with a clean lingering finish in the cup.
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This is the richest, not bitter, light roast Swiss Water method decaf I have found so far, and it's organic. I kept looking at African varieties with the same credentials but never got the flavor I get out of regular not decaffeinated coffee. Caffeine wrecks me. I bough both roasted and raw, I like to roast myself when I have time and I'm very happy with both.