Mazateca Decaf - Mexico
Milk Chocolate / Caramel / Nougat
The mountain water decaffeination process is patented by Descamex in Cordoba, Veracruz. It is a chemical-free process that uses the clean water from Mexico’s highest volcano: Pico de Orizaba.
Green coffee beans are immersed in the crystal clear water of Pico de Orizaba. In this stream bath, the pores of the grains are opened and the organoleptic attributes, acids and caffeine are extracted.
The resulting solution is passed through a special filter, which separates the caffeine-laden water from liquid containing the palate or aromas, flavours and acids.
This system helps remove approsimately 99% of the caffeine originally found in the beans, but without taking away flavour, aroma and characteristics.
After that, the oils and the original properties of the coffee (already without caffeine) are returned to the beans. Finally the coffee must be dried, packaged, and shipped to be roasted and enjoyed.
In March 2021 Ensambles set up a regional warehouse and lab based in Huautla, the main town in La Cañada.
Most of the coffee communities of La Mazateca are 1 to 3 hours away from Huautla, by car, on dirt roads.
Producer: Small Producers
Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico
Altitude: 1200-1500 masl
Varietal: Typica & bourbon
Processing: AMountain Ater
Brew: Espresso / Aeropress / Cafetiere