Locality- Sierra Madre Mountains
Producer- Unión de Ejidos Prof. Otilio Montaño (UDEPOM)
Altitude- 4800 – 5400’
Varietal- Typica & Bourbon
Process- Washed, sun dried, water process decaffeinated
Origin Certified- No pesticides, no herbicides, no synthetic fertilizers. Shade Grown.
$16.95 - 12 oz. bag
Rich and smooth with a dark chocolate finish.
This is the go to coffee for dark roast lovers who don’t want the caffeine. It is authoritative, yet smooth and chocolaty. It is versatile enough for all brewing methods and it is great straight or with milk.
This coffee is grown in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Southern Mexico in the Chiapas region. It is grown by a cooperative group of farmers who work together as the Unión de Ejidos Profesor Otilio Montaño, or UDEPOM, for short. Ninety-nine percent of the Union members are native Mayan, indigenous from Mache, Tzotzi, Tojolaba, Jaleco and Tzeltal origins. The coffee is grown at between 4,800 and 5,400 feet in altitude and is comprised of family farms between one and ten acres. Each worker in the Union is paid on a work-share basis, rather than by farm yield.
An interesting word of note is that this coffee has the smallest carbon footprint of all of our decaffeinated coffees. It is both grown and decaffeinated in the mountains of Mexico. All of our other decaffeinated coffees that hail from farms outside of Mexico must make a stop here at the best decaffeination facility in the the world prior to being shipped to our Roastery in the Berkshires.
As part of The Barrington Coffee Origin Certified™ Program our Water Process Decaf French has been certified at origin by Control Union Certifications B.V. as having been produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.
Water Process Decaffeination removes caffeine from the coffee bean without the use of harmful chemicals or byproducts. We are big proponents of this process because it quite seamlessly removes the caffeine and leaves all of the great coffee flavor. Thanks to the Water Process, we are able to create not only a truly a delicious signature blend, but also a decaffeinated book match version of our French.