For those who abstain from caffeine, this is the coffee for you! It’s a decaffeinated version of our Costa Rica Tarrazu coffee. Perfect for a nice smooth, black drip coffee brew.
This coffee was decaffeinated in Vancouver via the Swiss Water Process, one of the best chemical-free decaffeination methods. Unfortunately, the extra processing means this is the most expensive coffee we purchase, hence the higher cost per bag, compared to non-decaffeinated coffees.
The word Tarrazu derives from the language of the ancient Huetar indigenous peoples. I could not find out what it means. Our graphic artists used artwork from the Bribri indigenous peoples of eastern Costa Rica for inspiration when designing the label on this bag.
Elba's Flavor Profile Description: Silky Body & Elegant Taste
"My wife and I have been buying our coffee from Café Elba for a few years now. We discovered it at a local market in Glengarry. We had been sourcing our coffee from a reputable, fair-trade importer for over a decade but when we discovered Elba’s coffee, we switched. We’ve tried her whole selection and have pretty much settled on the Costa Rica Tarrazu as our favourite, although the ‘Mélange à trois’ is quite a tasty blend as well.
What we love about Elba’s coffee, apart from its exceptional flavor and freshness, is that her business is local and offers a high-quality product with personalized service, by someone who knows and cares about both the coffee and the folks who grow and pick the beans. And it is absolutely delicious!"
- David from North Glengarry