Our second decaffeinated offering, the Guatemala Huehuetenango Decaf is slightly stronger in flavor and body than our Costa Rica Tarrazu Decaf coffee.
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.
Our graphic artist used Mayan art as an inspiration when designing the labels of this bag. The word Huehuetanango derives from one of the Mayan languages and means 'land of the ancients'. There are over 3 million Mayans in Guatemala, belonging to 21 separate ethnic groups.
Elba's Flavor Profile Description: Strong, Complex & Full-Bodied
"I first tried Elba’s beans in 2012 from the Chesterville Farmer’s Market and we were hooked. I had never had coffee freshly ground from the bean but my husband had. He tried many kinds from all over the world and by far he explained these were the best... even chewing a bean he said they were roasted to perfection. We have never looked back.
It's one of those: Hmm, you’ve got to try it once in your lifetime. I guarantee you won't look back."
- Lynn and Gary from Chesterville, Ontario