Mexico Decaf

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About Esselon Mexico Decaf Coffee

  • Country: Mexico
  • Region: Oaxaca

Certification: Fair Trade, Organic
Roast Level: Medium
Tasting Notes: Dark chocolate, full body
Suggested Brew Method: Drip, French Press, Espresso, Moka Pot

Collective: Mexico Fair Trade Organic Oaxaca GP coffee is produced by Unidad Ecológica para el Sector Café Oaxaqueño, also known as UNECAFE. UNECAFE is an association of small coffee producers founded in 2011. It’s run by members of the Chatino, Zapoteco, Mixteco, Chontal and Chinanteco indigenous groups who live in the region. UNECAFE has nearly 2,198 members, forty percent of which are women. Collectively, UNECAFE cultivates more than 13,359 acres of coffee. Members currently participate in the following projects: Agroforestry and Carbon Sequestration, The Chatino Center for Ecological Agriculture, The Community Learning Center, and The Coffee and Sustainable Development Fund.

At Essleon we use Mountain Water Process (MWP) and Methyl Chloride (MC) decaffeinated beans. Both these methods use repeated water baths and rinses to remove caffeine from the bean, retaining as much of the bean’s original characteristics, flavors and aromatics as possible.

Mexican Water Process beans are decaffeinated using glacial water from the Pico de Orizaba mountain in Puebla, Mexico. Please check out our What is Decaf? section for more information on the decaf process and why we prefer these styles.

No decaf process is perfect, but we love the coffee these methods produce, and are happy to share them with our friends.