Origin: Mexico & Vietnam
Roast: Medium Roast (3)
Summary of taste: Flavoursome and robust with a balanced sweetness
Whittard recommends: Using any type of brewing method and enjoying black or with milk according to taste
When to drink: Lovely for elevenses
Decaf. It’s true, the word doesn’t immediately bring to mind a flavoursome, aromatic brew. What’s more, not all decaffeinated coffee can claim to be produced without chemicals. We thought we’d do things differently and bring you a superb Mexican blend, naturally decaffeinated using the Mountain Water Process – a technique specially developed to preserve the coffee’s original flavour and aroma.
The Mountain Water Process involves immersing the coffee beans in water at varying temperature and pressure in order to extract the 99.9% of the caffeine. No chemicals are used, and a filtering process allows the beans to maintain their characteristic flavour. Once quality-checked, dried and polished, the beans are ready to be roasted; a medium roast achieves the perfect balance, combining smokier tones of the roast with a mellow sweetness and a suggestion of fruit and nut. After all, there’s no reason decaf should be dull…