I've got to admit - I'm not much of a decaf coffee drinker. So having it as our first new product launch was never part of my original plan!
BUT, I got so many requests for it, we had to get it out there.
So here it is! 🥳
We sourced this coffee from a farm called Finca Muxbal in Southern Mexico.
It's super sweet, with notes of stonefruit and really nice nuttiness.
This is decaf I want to drink!
About Finca Muxbal
In the local Mame dialect, Muxbal means ‘place surrounded by clouds’, and was the name chosen for a most unique coffee farm. It stands proudly on the slopes of the active Tacana volcano on Guatemala’s northern border. The farm is managed by mother and son team Maeggi Rodriguez and Jorge Gallardo.
To allow access to the farm, which stands on a plateau above the gorge, a feat of engineering has been achieved in the form of a road that has been carved into the cliff-face.
Just look at this road! 😅
It was purchased in 1959 by Maeggi’s father, Don Enrique, a man who was very much a pioneer of his time. He introduced three key principles that remain as important today as they were then: social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the production of very high quality coffee.
The evidence of these three principles can be seen around the farm and tasted in the cup. The quality is really exceptional. The key varietals include Catuai, Caturra and Mundo Novo.
The farm is Rainforest Alliance certified. It has been achieving an astonishing 100% in recent audits and was the first in Mexico to achieve such perfection. It is easy to understand why.
The housing for permanent and temporary staff is clean and comfortable. The canteen is of a high quality – again, spotlessly clean where three nutritious meals are served for all each day. There is also a well-equipped school, which is open throughout the harvest for the children of the coffee pickers. Great emphasis is placed on all of the social needs of the people who work the land at Muxbal.
Much of the farm has been given over to a breathtakingly beautiful nature reserve – a gorge where icy mountain waters flow through a jungle that teems with life. To allow access to the farm, which stands on a plateau above the gorge, a feat of engineering has been achieved in the form of a road that has been carved into the cliff-face.
Check out our decaf here.