- December - March
Mexico Veracruz Mountain Water Process Decaf Altura 2022
Mountain Water Process Decaf Green Coffee
The Mountain Water Process for decaf green coffee beans is trademarked to the Descamex facility in Mexico. As a popular natural method for decaffeination, the Mountain Water Process uses pure water as an extraction solution, separating the caffeine compounds from the unroasted green coffee.
Mountain Water decaf process green coffee is entirely chemical-free, which means the decaffeination process can preserve flavor with minor alternation to the coffee's original sensory profile. Read more about how specialty green coffee undergoes decaffeination on our blog.
This lot of Veracruz green coffee beans were washed processed before undergoing decaffeination at the Descamex facility and are a combination of Typica, Bourbon, and Caturra varietals commonly grown in Mexico.
About Veracruz Green Coffee
Veracruz is the second-largest coffee-producing state in Mexico. The port city, located on the southeastern coast along the Gulf of Mexico, which was nicknamed the "capital of coffee," was the gateway for coffee to disseminate throughout the country after the first plants arrived in Mexico in the 18th century.
With an elevations of 700-1,400masl and a warm, semi-humid climate with average rainfall of 2,141mm of rain annually, Veracruz is well-suited for Arabica coffee production.
About Green Coffee From Mexico
Coffee growers in Mexico are primarily smallholders, with 70% of the industry made up of producers with less than 10 hectares of land.
In 2015, the Mexican government initiated a national program to renew coffee plantations with new leaf-rust-resistant varietals. Half a million coffee growers in Mexico depend on coffee for their livelihoods. To maximize sustainable coffee production, plants are intercropped with citrus, corn, banana, and other produce for home consumption.
Mexico coffees are celebrated for their balanced sweetness and round chocolate and toffee notes. Today, many Mexican coffees are shade grown under forest canopies. This critical step helps to conserve biodiversity and reduces the need for conventional fertilizers and pesticides.
Descamex, Various smallholders
Tipica, Bourbon, Caturra
Washed & Water Process Decaffeination
December - March