Green coffee is decaffeinated before roasting. This process changes the color of the green coffee: it varies from light brown (Natural and CO-2) to green-brown (MC and Swiss Water Process -SWP- decafs). There is another decaf we list as WP, Water Process, which is a water filtration method similar to Swiss Water, but performed at a plant in Mexico. The arrival of decafs always follows the main crop of a coffee by some months, since the coffee needs to be shipped to the decaffeination plant. Oddly, there are only a few such plants in the world, so decaf coffee has to travel a long way usually from origin, to plant and then to the buyer's country. This adds to the cost too, so decafs are often a bit pricier.
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This Costa Rica decaf shows balance, and is on the milder end of the spectrum. This is a net positive, as whats in the cup is equal parts dark sugar and cocoa flavors. Very gentle allusions to apple and pear come out at City+, but the focus is on balance of sweet/bittersweet flavor aspects. A nice, clean decaf. City+ to Full City. Learn MorePrice From: $7.05
Two Yirga Cheffes, two different processes, this one tastes more typically Ethiopia than decaf. Floral, fruited, bright, complex, many adjectives we used for the non-decaf counterparts come to mind when cupping. The DP element brings mixed berry, tropical fruits, and hefty body, balanced by black tea, florals, and citrus highlights from the washed ingredient. A complex cup of coffee! City to Full City. Learn MorePrice From: $7.30
San Diego Buena Vista turned out to be a great decaf coffee. Caramel and dark sugar sweetness, highlighted by top notes of cherry and apple. Its a bodied cup, and an array of chocolate flavors build with roast level. Nice, sweet daily drinking coffee with classic Guatemala characteristics. City+ to Full City+. SO Espresso. Learn MorePrice From: $7.25