Origin: Central America
Variety: 100% Arabica
Process: Methylene Chloride (MC) Decaf Process.
Features in Cup
Smooth decaf with notes of chocolate and caramelized sugar.
Velvety smooth, luxurious body and a great aroma of warming spices.
Elegant high density.
Decaf Methylene Chloride (MC)
Methylene chloride (MC) is a solvent used in both methods of direct decaffeination. The methylene chloride process is thought by some in the coffee industry to maintain coffee flavor better than other processes.
During this decaffeination process, the coffee beans are soaked in hot water to extract much of the caffeine from the beans. The beans are then removed from the water and the methylene chloride solvent is added to bond with the caffeine. After the methylene chloride/caffeine compound is skimmed from the surface of the mixture, the beans are returned to reabsorb the liquid. This method of decaffeination (sometimes called the KVW method in Europe) removes between 96 and 97 percent of caffeine from a batch of coffee.
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