Swiss Water Decaffeinated Mexican
Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Co. Inc. is a global leader in environmentally responsible chemical-free decaffeination of specialty coffee and has been since 1989.
The SWISS WATER® Process is a taste-driven, 100% chemical free decaffeination process that uses water from the coast mountains of British Columbia and proprietary caffeine-specific carbon re-generation technology. We promise that solvents like methylene chloride or ethyl acetate are never used to remove caffeine from green coffee beans.
Using water, the SWISS WATER® Process removes caffeine such that the beans are 99.9% caffeine free while maintaining the unique origin flavor, body and aroma characteristics. The best of the bean remains while only the caffeine is removed.
Because of the beautiful blue skies in the region where it is grown, this coffee is named “Turquesa,” after the precious stone. This area stretches up to the region of the city Yajalon, and coffee is grown at an altitude between 900 and 1,000 meters. The coffee is characterized by large bean size and a round, balanced cup.
The coffee is cultivated mainly by smallholders, often descendents of the Indian tribes. These producers plant, harvest, and prepare the coffee by hand, sparing no effort to produce a product which makes them proud. To ensure that producers have the best chance possible of receiving a fair price for their product, our importers feel it is their obligation to work with exporters that support these communities with social projects and use their transportation infrastructure to bring their product to market.
The harvest season is December through March. All the coffee is received in parchment, quality controlled, and transported to a high tech dry mill in Veracruz. After a second quality control, the coffee is cleaned, milled, and sorted to be prepared for export. This coffee has a quality control standard which allows for only 15 imperfections per 300 grams.
- Roast Level: Medium.
- Region: Chiapas.
- Growing Altitude: 1,100 m.
- Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica and Catuaí.
- Process: Washed, patio-dried.
- Cup Characteristics: Medium body & light acidity; sweet hints of dark chocolate; balanced & smooth.