Mountain Water Processed Decaffeinated Coffee

July 21, 2022 Team Goodness

All the flavour without the buzz. Enjoy a pure, organic cup.

Honest to Goodness Organic Decaf Coffee - Mountain Water Processed


For those of us that love the coffee taste and ritual but can’t handle the buzz, decaffeinated coffee is a hero amongst beverages!

There are a few different methods that are used to extract caffeine from coffee beans. The most common way is by using a solvent such as Methylene Chloride (also used to strip paint!) or Ethyl acetate, a natural fruit acid that is also used to make nail polish remover. Whilst these methods are deemed to be safe to consume, there is another way…


Our beans are decaffeinated using the crisp glacial waters of Pico de Orizaba, Mexico’s highest mountain. The process is complex and takes place at a specialised decaffeination plant in Córdoba, Veracruz in Mexico. This process of decaffeination is known as the Mountain Water Process (MWP) which is a very similar to the Swiss Water Process, both of which use water rather than chemicals to remove most of the caffeine from the beans.

Honest to Goodness Organic Decaffeinated Coffee is pure, natural and chemical-free.

Pico de Orizaba Mexico - Organic Decaffeinated Coffee


The Mountain Water Method originated in the 1980s, Using glacial water from Mexico’s tallest mountain (Pico de Orizaba) for the decaffeination process. Opened in 1983, the plant was the first of its kind in Latin America and has continually innovated to refine the Mountain Water Process to extract caffeine while maintaining flavour, aroma, and consistent quality. 

This unique and 100% natural process takes place before roasting when the coffee beans are still green.


  1. Coffee beans are gently steamed to make the caffeine easier to extract.
  2. Beans are immersed in melted glacial water that has been saturated with the compounds of coffee that are responsible for flavour.
  3. Harnessing the principles of osmosis, the caffeine moves out of the beans while the essential flavour elements remain.
  4. The coffee beans are then dried and analysed to ensure the product is of high quality and flavour.
  5. Shipped to our roaster in Sydney who freshly roasts to order.
  6. Packaged to be delivered to you to enjoy!

Mountain Water Process of Organic Decaf Coffee


The Swiss Water Process originated in the 1930s in a Swiss plant, being the first to produce a chemical free, decaf coffee. However, the process now takes place in Canada, using water sourced from British Colombia.
The Mountain Water Process originated in the 1980s and is done in Mexico using pure glacial mountain water.

Both processes are very similar in how the process green beans using water and osmosis, the result being:

- >98% caffeine free coffee
- Chemical free processes
- Full flavoured coffee

Our Single Origin Mexican beans were chosen for how they maintain their body, flavour and aroma following the decaffeination process. Organically grown, the beans are locally roasted in Sydney, Australia.

Roasters notes: Caramel, dark chocolate and raisins. Pick up a bag instore or online and taste the difference.

If you love the taste of coffee but want to cut back on caffeine this  Organic Decaffeinated Coffee may be the perfect solution for you. Discover the mountains of flavour in this coffee when you brew up a cup. It’s decaffeinated coffee without compromise!

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