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The Watertower Decaf

The Watertower Decaf

Regular price $20.00 USD
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The Watertower Decaf is a Swiss Water Processed decaffeinated coffee from Guatemala. It comes from our friends at the Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI) in Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango.

During the Swiss Water process, the green coffee is hydrated to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The hydrated green coffee is then introduced to Green Coffee Extract (GCE), a unique solution of concentrated coffee solubles that allows the caffeine to leave the green coffee via osmosis while minimizing the loss of desired flavor compounds. Once the caffeine has been removed the green coffee is re-dried and re-bagged for transport to our roastery, and the GCE is filtered of its caffeine through proprietary carbon filters and recycled to be used again.


Grower  Grower: Selected small farm growers

Farm  Farm: Various small micro-lot farms

Region  Region: Guatemala

Cultivar  Cultivar: Bourbon, Catuai, and Caturra

Altitude  Altitude: 1650 meters

Processing Method  Processing Method: Fully washed and sun dried, Swiss Water Decaffeination


Roast Level  Roast Level: Medium Roast  Medium Roast

Cup  Cup profile: Milk Chocolate, Mandarin Orange, Peanut Butter

The Cup: This coffee is an amazing Swiss Water Process decaffeinated coffee from Guatemala. In this balanced coffee, the flavors of milk chocolate and peanut butter are combined with the citrus fruit flavors of mandarin orange and hint of cayenne pepper. The coffee is just as amazing as its non decaffeinated cousins we had roasted recently.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Yoram S. (Goleta, California, United States)
good but not great

Good but not great. Not as full bodies as the best Swiss Water Decaf out there.

A. (San Jose, California, United States)
Great company but boring decaf

Big chocolate taste but not a big coffee taste. I’m new to needing decaf only, and trying to find bold flavor and decaf is hard. I do like that this is water processed, but it doesn’t have any more flavor than a $6 bag at the grocery store.

Hi A.,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Watertower Decaf. We appreciate your feedback and apologize that our decaf did not meet your expectations in terms of flavor.

We understand that finding bold flavor in decaf can be a challenge, but we are constantly working on improving our products to provide the best taste possible. We are glad that you appreciate the water processing method used in our decaf.

We would love to hear more about your taste preferences and offer some recommendations that may better suit your palate. Please feel free to reach out to our customer service team for further assistance.

Thank you for choosing The Watertower Decaf and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a more satisfying experience in the future.

Tico Coffee Roasters

Antoinette A.

Highly recommended!

Barbara W. (San Jose, California, United States)
Highly recommended!

Full- bodied, smooth decaf coffee beans! Nutty aroma! Yummy cup of coffee

Hubert G. (San Jose, California, United States)

Tasty and fresh beans.