A nice and fresh lot of MWP decaf!
During the MWP (mountain water process), the green coffee is pre-soaked in water to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The hydrated green coffee is then introduced to a unique solution of concentrated coffee solubles that draw out the caffeine while minimizing the loss of flavor compounds. Once the caffeine has been removed the green coffee is re-dried and re-bagged for transport, and the extract solution is filtered of its caffeine and recycled to be used again.
A good cup from medium to dark roasts. Fuller bodied, lower acidity, rich & clean cup with a fairly sweet edge. Nutty and chocolate tones dominate the cup profile, hints of a green tea like spice at lighter roasts. Smoky, slightly roasty tones poke out at the darker roasts. More nutty than chocolaty light-medium roasted, more chocolaty than nutty medium to dark roasted.
MWP being soaked to remove the caffeine, provides very nice and even roasting. Very low chaff, and very easy to roast. Like all Colombians this is a versatile bean for roasting. Darker roasts convey wonderful smoky tones and outstanding sweetness while lighter roasts (with decaf, avoid cinnamon roast points) will deliver a crisper cup. A great coffee to experiment with at different roasting points to experience all this coffee has to offer.
Gary (verified owner) –
This is an excellent and well-balanced coffee that I took to a medium roast. The taste matched the description above. I haven’t yet taken it darker to experience smoke and spicy flavor notes. I gave it four stars because it’s excellent but not a best-ever lot. It works well as espresso.