Some people would argue that decaf coffee isn't even really coffee, however, we think you'll beg to differ after trying our decaf. This coffee is a special "Mezcla de la Casa" or "House Blend", which is a mix of the harder, acidic beans of the Central Valley and dense, full-bodied beans of the Western Valley, which make the perfect combination of beans for a decaf.
After purchasing the beans for this blend from local growers, we transport them to Veracruz, Mexico where they undergo the "indirect water method" decaffeination process that eliminates 99.9% of the caffeine without compromising on flavor. The beans are first 'washed' by infusing them with water vapor, and then washed a second time with the same water to restore any flavor that may have been 'lost' during the first washing. In this way, we are retaining as much of the flavor as possible, something you may not find in other decaf coffees.
At the conclusion of the process, the beans are returned to our roastery here in Costa Rica where we carefully roast the beans to bring out their optimum flavors.
Decaf blends have a reputation for being bland and plain, however our Costa Rica Decaf is anything but. Despite the dark roast required to coax the flavors out of decaffeinated beans, this blend is mild, with a light acidity. Its flavor is balanced and light-bodied, perfect for coffee drinkers who are sensitive to caffeine. Its unique aroma of seeds and dry leaves is complemented by the flavor notes of honey and clove. Perfect for enjoying on a quiet evening.