In the lab

Green coffee in all its forms. We test and discuss coffee quality, research, roasting and creation.
Water decaffeination - Visit of Descamex plant in Mexico
César MAGAÑA | 2019-06-26
Decaffeination plant report (2/4). Descamex is headquartered in Cordoba, Mexico. It operates the only facility in Mexico to decaffeinate coffee using just coffee, water, time and temperature to remove the caffeine from coffee. César visited the plant this summer for an explanation of this decaffeination method. Below, he shares his experience at Descamex with you.
Interview with Erin Reed, marketing director at Swiss Water, Canada
| 2019-06-26
Decaffeination plant report (4/4). We were fortunate to have Erin Reed, Marketing Manager at Swiss Water, the famous water decaffeination plant we work with. We took advantage of her visit to ask her some questions about her company.
Decaffeination with natural liquid carbon dioxide - Behind the doors of the CR3 plant
César MAGAÑA | 2019-06-26
Decaffeination plant report (1/4). 
CR3 is headquartered in Bremen, Germany. It operates the only facility in the world that uses subcritical CO2 to decaffeinate coffee. Managing Director Jan Schwital, Specialty Manager Joshua Ruiz and Head of Quality Oliver Suesse-Herrmann welcomed César this summer for a visit and explanation of this decaffeination method, unique in the profession. Here, we share their decaffeination experience and clarify certain aspects of their innovative decaffeination technology.
The Art of Cupping
César MAGAÑA | 2018-01-26

One of the duties of a coffee professional is to expose him or herself to human error and subjectivity when cupping. It is actually very common to find extreme differences between the qualifications or descriptions of a coffee depending on the situation in which the coffee is being cupped.

Coffee preservation - Degassing
Jérémie Vergne | 2018-01-11
The new year is upon us along with its good resolutions, one of which concerns a series of articles about preserving coffee, which is not only a huge subject, but is also one of the most commonly asked questions by our customers.
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