It is true, decaf coffee can be very good. And that’s why we are so excited about Mexico Esmeralda Decaf! You’ll experience rich cocoa, cherry, and nutty notes complimented by a medium body and sweet finish. This amazing coffee is decaffeinated using a 100% natural by-product known as Ethyl Acetate. So not only is it 100% natural and effective, it’s also a sustainable use of natural resources and an economical win for our producers. See below for more information.
Mexico Esmeralda Decaf
Origin: Chiapas, Mexico
Altitude: 1,700 m.
Variety: Caturra, Typica, Mundo Novo
Decaffeination: Ethyl Acetate
Drying: Sun Dried
Tasting Notes: Medium roast with nutty and cocoa notes, cherry, and a sweet finish.
Ethyl Acetate Decaffeination
Decaf Mexico Esmeralda EA Natural Process is decaffeinated using Ethyl Acetate (EA). In this method the green beans are steamed or soaked to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The expanded beans are then soaked in EA, a naturally occurring organic compound found in many fruits and vegetables which can be synthesized for coffee decaffeination. In the presence of EA, caffeine bonds with the compound and is drawn out of the bean. The decaffeinated coffee is then removed from the EA solvent, rinsed thoroughly, re-dried and re-bagged for transport.