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Mexico Esmeralda Natural DeCaf

Esmeralda variety coffee is grown in the Pluma, Oaxaca region, characterized by rich volcanic soil created by a long extent of ancient volcanoes. Small farms grow this mix of Typica, Bourbon, and Pluma Hidalgo varieties to give a unique flavor profile to coffee marketed under the Esmeralda name.

We have never carried a Mexican coffee before, partly because most originate from the Chiapis region, and seldom meet our taste profile preferences and quality standards. This coffee from the more Westerly growing region in Mexico is uniquely different and wonderful to behold - large, perfect beans with a fragrant aroma even when green. We jumped at the chance to try an Esmeralda natural decaf and we fell in love with it immediately.

Sugarcane DeCaf uses alcohol fermented from sugarcane, with no chemicals or other solvents. It does not disturb the natural taste profile of the coffee and this process seems to produce some of the finest decaf coffees we have ever tasted (like the Colombia DeCaf we have used in our decaf and low-decaf blends).

We performed our usual focus group test for decaf coffee - we did not tell our tasters that the coffee had been decaffeinated. They all loved it and had praise for its rich taste... and only then did we let them know it was a decaf :-)

8 ounces, please specify drip grind or whole bean. Roast is a combination of two slightly different roast styles that impart basically a Full City roast profile (Full City is in-between Medium and Dark). 97% caffeine-free.


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  1. 5 Star Review The best!

    I know decaf espresso sounds like an oxymoron, but if that's what you want after dinner, this is the one to get. One sip of this and we were finished with what we'd been using previously. Esmeralda's smooth, rich flavor was a revelation. Treat yourself!

    Posted by on Jul 2nd 2023

  2. 5 Star Review Amazing decaf!

    This is a great coffee! I hated having to give up caffeine and could never find really good decafs until now. Esmerelda is delicious, as are all the other decafs here. So glad I found this store!

    Posted by on Apr 15th 2023

  3. 5 Star Review Great-Tasting Decaf

    I only drink decaf or low-caffeine coffee, and this Esmeralda Mexican Decaf is an excellent choice. I used to only order Len’s low-caffeine Saigon Amorata because it has such a smooth, flavorful taste. I decided to try Esmerada when it was first offered a while back, and I am glad I did. This decaf coffee has a nice, pleasant taste (distinct from Saigon Amorata), and now is one of my favorites. My last several orders have been two bags of Esmeralda and two bags of Saigon Amorata so that I can have these two great-tasting options without the higher caffeine levels.

    Posted by on Jan 8th 2023

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