Swiss Water Decaf Beans Mexico


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A Chemical free decaf coffee from Mexico…

Grown in the Pluma Hidalgo sub-region, home to it’s own variety, Pluma.

Pluma farming has shifted primarily into the hands of smallholders who provide the care and attention these plants have needed out of sheer necessity of their own farms survival. With their perseverance has come great reward: beautiful, high-grown coffees with dynamic and captivating flavour profiles.

Region: Costa and Sierra Sur

Altitude: 1500-2200 MASL

Variety: Pluma

Process: Tradition pulping and washing

Caffeine Removal: Swiss Water Process

Tasting Notes: Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Guava, Marzipan

To prepare the beans for caffeine removal, they are cleaned and hydrated with pure, local water, the beans are then introduced to an internally developed Green Coffee Extract (GCE), and caffeine removal begins. Caffeine ventures out on its own, away from the coffee beans into the GCE until the ratio of soluble compounds in the GCE to the compounds in the coffee reach the point of equilibrium. Caffeine and GCE flow continuously through carbon filters until all the caffeine is trapped and separated from the GCE, which is refreshed so that it can be used again and again to remove more caffeine. The process is monitored for around 10 hours and caffeine levels checked as well as time, and gauge temperature controls, until the coffee is 99.9% caffeine free.

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