Costa Rica Decaf La Magnolia SWP


Starting at $7.25 / lb
As low as $6.00 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

The Tres Rios region just east of San Jose produces some of the country’s finest coffees. This is the Swiss Water Processed decaffeinated version of La Magnolia.

It starts with a recognizably sweet and floral aroma, and has clean acidity, medium body and intense, yet delicate, flavors of citrus, maple, and honeysuckle.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryCosta Rica
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedYes
  • Decaf ProcessSwiss Water Process
  • Altitude (meters)1,200-1,650
  • Brightness:6
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:medium bean
  • Buttery:medium bean
  • Fruity:medium bean
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-
  • RegionTres Rios
  • VarietyCaturra, Catuai
  • HarvestDecember-February

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by on September 19, 2021

Very smooth great tasting decaf. On my rotation list.

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by on August 7, 2021

Nice cup. Medium body, slightly sweet, and nutty. The "decaf" flavor kicks in if it gets luke warm, but not bad. Using IRoast 2 (lovingly(?) known as IRoar) so hard to hear first crack, when its apparent I let it go afor a few seconds to get a city roast. Love the coffee!!!

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by on April 28, 2021

I am not all that into decaf however my wife drinks it. There are just not store varieties, if any, that actually taste fresh (as far as decaf goes). We have tried the decaf sampler pack from CBC and as it turns out this bean combined with the Brazil decaf lands a good balanced cup of decaf coffee that even I can drink. She has tried the Bali, Colombian, Ethiopian, etc and this combination seems to her favorite. So what I do (based on another post) is combine the Brazilian and this Costa-Rican decaf in equal parts and roast them together in my Behmor 2000 on a profile of 2. I roast approx 13 oz per batch on the 1 lb setting and take it to a rolling 2C but not much past that because it will get dark quickly and burn once you reach the beginning of 2c. You have to be ready to remove it from the heat quickly to cool it down if you are roasting at a higher profile. I am still trying to get the perfect roast for her and have some additional experimenting to do on this homemade blend. I noticed it takes approximately a week (7 days) of gassing before the "grass" taste is gone from the de-gassing regardless of the roast profile. We label it "COBRA" on our Airscape cannister to identify the Costa Rican/Brazilian blend. I have had some rare experiences with especially great decaf coffees but none I have personally roasted. This blend is good, but I am still trying to find or make that especially "good" decaf roast. It can taste smooth but I am still attempting for something that can be even sweeter and richer although this is still a good contender for our taste.

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by on March 19, 2021

Considering that I'm not especially careful about how I roast my coffee, this made a really good cup of black coffee, which is how I normally drink it. I just roast at 220F for 18 minutes, which is about where it hits first crack, and then I roast it at 200F for anywhere around 16-18 more minutes, depending on how hot it got before and how dark the beans are getting. But this was really good.

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by on February 1, 2021

Great coffee! I’ve sampled all of the decaf varieties with Morning Glory my top choice. However, due to MG availability, Magnolia is not that far behind. My wife didn’t drink coffee, now I roast more decaf than regular. I take it just to the start of a rolling second, anything further puts it into a dark roast. Full body with a nice chocolate touch. I cannot drink caffeine after lunch, but this I will have a cup after dinner. SR540. 140g 2 mins @9/9 ( to dry/warm up the beans) [email protected] 4/9 ( 400-405 F) 2-3 @3/9( 410-415F) 2nd crack around 7.5 min mark.

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by on July 28, 2020

Its good when I blend it with my Brazil decaf which tones down and balances the brightness just a little. Medium roast.

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by on January 24, 2020

This coffee is great! It came so fast. I couldn't believe it only took about 2 days! I am totally pleased with CBC's products and service. I am now a regular customer!

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by on January 20, 2020

I roast these beans using the air popper method, and after 5 minutes, for a medium roast, these beans produced one of my best cups ever. I gave them as a present to my mother-in-law who does not drink coffee black, and she absolutely loved a cup of pure coffee. The flavors were awesome and jumped out in each sip.

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by on December 6, 2019

Great decaf for my parents. My Dad loves this so much! Thank you for the exceptional coffee beans you supply our family with. :-)

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by on February 8, 2019

Good flavor, but a bit flat as a medium roast. I think it should be dark roast since teh decaf is too weak.

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by on August 24, 2018

Good flavor, the decaf bitterness masks some of the rest of the profile, but a careful City+ roast can tame the bitterness. I'm experimenting a bit with blending it with other decafs here, I'l be back ;)

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