- July - September
Brazil MC Decaf NY 2/3 Scr 14/16 2021
Methyl Chloride Decaf Green Coffee Beans
The methyl chloride decaf process involves using methyl chloride (MC) as a solvent to extract the caffeine from unroasted green coffee. The extraction can happen in two ways: with the direct method, where the green coffee is directly soaked in the MC solution, and the caffeine-laden solution is removed, or with the indirect method, where the green coffee is only soaked in water. The water is removed and treated with the MC solution to remove caffeine, then reintroduced to the decaf green coffee beans to reabsorb any flavors or oils previously extracted. Read more about how specialty green coffee undergoes decaffeination on our blog.
Brazil Green Coffee
Brazil's coffee production is massive. There's a 1-in-3 chance the coffee in your cup is from Brazil. It's a huge country with a staggering coffee export — over 33% of the world's coffee supply comes out of Brazil — and that doesn't include the coffee they keep to drink themselves. Brazil has been at the top of the coffee export chain since the early 1800s when coffee farming overtook sugarcane as a cash crop.
The high altitudes and micro-climate in regions like Minas Gerais, where this coffee comes from, are ideal for growing specialty coffee. Additionally, distinct wet and dry seasons stimulate coffee production and encourage the use of natural processing, the traditional method for processing Brazil coffee. Read the Brazil Green Coffee Origin Report to learn more about coffee production in Brazil.
Region Minas Gerais
Mundo Novo, Catuai Red and Yellow
Natural & Methylene chloride (MC) decaffeination
July - September