Mexican Mountain Water RFA Organic De-Caf (green)


Rainforest Alliance

In the Cup: A 99.9% caffeine-free single origin which is clean and bright, with medium body and mild, citrus acidity. It is sweet and very well balanced.

This is a single origin from the La Selva coop, located in the Lacandon jungle of Chiapas.
The co-op is certified organic.

There are two main contenders for the best decaffeination process:
The Swiss Water method and the Mountain Water method. They are very similar, differing mainly in the type of filter system they use to extract the caffeine.
This coffee uses the all-natural Mountain Water Decaffeination process, leaving the coffee 99% caffeine free.
The Mountain Water Processes developed and used in the DESCAMEX plant preserves the original characteristics, aroma and flavour of their green coffee.
These processes have been organic certified by OCIA (as USDA NOP), and JAS since 2003.

Following recent traceability trends, they are also certified as Utz Kapeh coffee traders and have obtained Rainforest Alliance certification.
The coffee producers have been awarded the title of "ESR" (Socially Responsible Enterprise) in 2006 by the Mexican Philanthropic Centre, in recognition of their commitment to the environment, to their community and to their associates.

This is quite different to the softer, more rounded drink from the Swiss Water blend we sell.
This is a single origin which is clean and bright, with medium body and mild, citrus acidity. It is sweet and very well balanced.

Roasting Notes: Typical for a decaf, this bean needs a very subtle touch when roasting.
First, be warned: no matter how light you choose to roast this, it will 'oil up' very easily! Don't be put off! It's a 'feature' of the Mountain Water decaf process It will also appear much darker than normal beans for a given roast level.
So we suggest less heat than for regular beans, and pay close attention to first crack - you will need to drop the heat as soon as first crack starts. If you don't you will find second crack merging with first. Our best result has been to stop the roast before second crack.  Home roasters using poppers will struggle with the lack of heat control, which is critical for this coffee.
This is a challenging bean to roast, but persistence will pay dividends!

Latest Reviews

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I have been buying a lot of this coffee as we have only been having decaf for a good couple of years. It took me quite a while to learn how to roast this bean and, as I roast outdoor, there is still a degree of variability in my results. One thing is for sure though, when roasted well, this coffee really shines. A balanced coffee with good body, good acidity and complex fruity and chocolaty notes, I find this to be a winner every time. I typically stop the roast immediately before or at second crack and cool as fast as possible. It requires a delicate approach during the second crack as the bean is quite dry.
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These beans should be compared against all beans ... not just decaf. They can easily hold their own.

As stated in the roasting notes, I stopped the roast after first crack had finished and before second crack. They come out dark, but not oily. Have been tasting them since day 2 (couldn't help myself) and have found that on day 5 of resting, they are delicious.

I have been tasting them in small flat whites (double shots with 200ml of full cream milk). They have a nice strong flavour that continues throughout. They mix well with milk. There is no bitterness at any stage and you are left with a very pleasant aftertaste on the tongue. I can't wait to try them on Day 7 and Day 10. :) I thoroughly recommend these beans and am very happy that I purchased 10kg of them to try out different roasting profiles on my Hottop B.
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This Mexican decaf coffee is the best I've tasted so far. On doctors orders I now have to give up real coffee for a while and followed my wife's drinking of decaf. I roast it to the second crack in my iRoast2 roaster and sometimes even finish it off for a good second crack in the frying pan to get that darker finish. Our visitors have no idea they are drinking decaf. I do find this better to my taste than the Swiss. Excellent.

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Mexican Mountain Water RFA Organic De-Caf (green)

A 99.9% caffeine-free single origin which is clean and bright, with medium body and mild, citrus acidity. It is sweet and very well balanced.

Green price is per kg not including shipping.

Use custom roast section below to order this bean roasted anytime

  • Buy 5 for $16.68 each and save 8%

Order a custom roast by selecting below: Min 2kg

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