Mountain Water Decaf – Mexico Zongolica
This is a coffee from several small holder coffee farms around the town of Zongolica, the location of the Mountain WAter Processing plant. This coffee is extremely aromatic, with notes of orange sweetness, with plum acidity and body, with a walnut like background. This is a gem of a coffee that isn't just "good, for a decaf".. it's a legitimately delicious coffee. Great for caffeine hiatuses, or evening conversations with friends. (or any time.. really!)
Altitude – 1,400 - 1,600 meters
Processing – fully washed and patio dried
Varietals – Típica
Region- Cierra Madre Oriental
DECAFFEINATED - Mountain Water Process
Mountain Water Process – Descafeinadores Mexicanos S.A de C.V
This unique non-chemical decaffeination process uses the clear pure waters from the highest mountain in Mexico, the Pico de Orizaba, known as Citlatepetl is the indigenous language.
The process works by immersing the green beans in water in order to extract the caffeine content. The water preserves the soluble flavor components of the green beans and this protects the original characteristics of the coffee.
In order to remove the caffeine from the water containing these soluble flavor elements, the water is passed through a filtration system. This produces a solution comprising the origin mountain water and the soluble coffee flavors, now free from caffeine.
The resulting green coffee is 99.9% caffeine-free. The beans are then dried to the required moisture content, packed and ready to export in 69kg bags.
The Mountain Water Process is patented and is also organically certified in accordance with the regulations of OCIA, NOP and JAS. It is also Kosher certified.