Mount Hagen instant organic coffee is organically grown highland coffee made from 100% Arabica beans. It is the first certified organic freeze dried coffee in the world. Mount Hagen is 100% organic certified by EcoCert in accordance with the organic standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mount Hagen has been carefully selected and separately harvested to bring you the highest quality, mild and naturally rich in flavored coffee. The freeze-dried coffee process is achieved without the use of any form of preservatives or additives. Our coffees are from plantations of the best cultivation areas in the world. These highland coffees are quarantined to be organically grown without the use of any artificial chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, fungicides or fertilizers. Mount Hagen Organic Instant Decaffeinated Coffee is made using the CR3 Natural Liquid Carbon Dioxide Coffee Decaffeination Process. In this patented process, the natural carbon dioxide is used under subcritical conditions i.e. in a liquid state at (relative to the supercritical process) low temperature and pressure. This process makes sure the compounds responsible for the flavor and taste development in the roasted coffee are left practically intact. This reduces any health risk since the coffee is contacted only with 100% safe substances: the chemically inert, completely evaporating, carbon dioxide and pure water, allowing Mount Hagen to offer a high quality, 99.99% caffeine free instant decaf coffee to satisfy even the most discriminating taste.
There are many claims for best instant coffee, and I have tried many of the top priced brands. The Mount Hagen brand, both decaf and caffeinated, is excellent. Sometimes, I do not have the time to grind fresh beans, and I have sent a lot money trying various top end brands. A little disheartened with The result, so many lack a good solid and smooth coffee taste, I actually bought a box of the 25 sachets rather than a jar. And boy was I shocked to discover that both the decaf and caffeinated were excellent. In fact, the decaffeinated had just the right strong and smooth flavor of excellent ground coffee beans: one would have thought you just ground them and it did not taste watery or weak. I kid you not. The amazon save and subscribe is a great price! Thank you.
Warm, rich, deeply satisfying — that is what Mount Hagen Organic Freeze-Dried Instant Decaffeinated Coffee tastes like! A strong brew, but not overly so, with just a hint of sweetness! Totally superb — this is COFFEE! Additional benefits, of course, are
that it is instant coffee, decaffeinated, and organic. But….mmmm! That taste! Totally terriffic! (I bought only one jar somewhere else — it went SO fast! The “six-pack” here on Amazon is a great idea!)
P.S.: For the BEST taste in ANY instant coffee, let the water boil as LONG as possible. For the best taste in any TEA, let the water boil for as SHORT a time as possible. (In her books on the British Royal Family, Marion Crawford reports how Queen Mary would stand at the tea kettle, and take it off as SOON as it started to boil. For tea. But for a truly “royal treat” in Instant Coffee, my suggestion is to this scrumptious Mount Hagen Decaffeinated Freeze-Dried instant. I son’t think a better decaffeinated instant can be found anywhere!
KaseyWest Shokan, NY
My husband and I have tried several brands of instant decaf, none to our liking until we found this. Since we only drink decaf in the evenings we finally gave up wasting our money until my husband came across Mount Hagen in a grocery store. To our surprise it made the best cup of decaf we ever had (including ground.) It is a deep, rich smooth and satisfying cup of coffee. Very flavorful. If having a supply of great tasting decaf on hand is useful to you, you can’t find better.
AyanaPort Jefferson, OH
I really like this decaf. As others have mentioned, it is very smooth. I really love that it is organic. I drink quite a bit of decaf because I love coffee but cannot handle caffeine more than once per day.
Here is my only issue with this coffee. It is a *very* light roast. If you like a darker roasted coffee, or even slightly dark roasted coffee, this is not the one for you. This is considered a “city roast”, which is very light. Even if it were slightly darker, I would buy it again. As it is, I probably will not buy it again because there are a few other options out there. I thought that I would mention this because it is difficult to tell from the photo.
This is a pretty darn good freeze-dried coffee. As it’s the only organic decaffeinated freeze-dried that I’m aware of, there’s not much to compare it to aside from good quality drip coffee. My only qualm with it, is the cap. Flimsy plastic that snaps on, instead of twists on, which doesn’t seem like it’ll keep any air out of the jar. I’m hoping the coffee doesn’t end up tasting stale in a few weeks. Another thing to keep in mind is that the serving recommendation for one cup is 1 leveled teaspoon, which definitely isn’t enough (leaves the coffee tasting watered-down). I’d recommend 1.5 tsps, which leaves the coffee tasting pretty solid, though the servings per jar then drop from 60 to 40. I’d definitely consider purchasing this product again, and luckily, with this bulk order, that won’t have to be for another 6 months!
SalinaCannon Afb, NM
I don’t care much for the “Caffeine Buzz”, since I don’t really feel it. So, I drink coffee for the taste of it. Naturally, I drink decaf — it’s healthier, and again, why have caffeine if you don’t benefit from it anyway? I read about Mount Hagen about 2 months ago — and that’s how long I’ve been drinking it. The taste is very close to a good brewed coffee and ten times better than a gas-station-grade one. I use more than “one level teaspoon” per cup, as I’m sure most people do — it’s a decaf, isn’t it?;)
I just bought 6-jar pack for an unbelievable price, with the current Amazon promo + free shipping. But I’d buy it with or without discount — that’s how good it is. The funny thing is, when you just open a jar, it doesn’t smell nearly as delicious as any of it’s competitors. Than you put a heaping spoon of it in the cup and poor boiling water on top… As a matter of fact, I’m about to do it now!
KatiaLa Mirada, CA
As someone who loves high-quality freshly ground coffee, I’m pretty hard to please when it comes to instant. While I can’t say this is as good as an expensive, high-quality, freshly ground, brewed coffee, I can certainly say that it is better than any of the store brands of pre-ground brewed coffee! That’s pretty hard to find in an instant coffee — let alone DECAF instant. This is an excellent replacement for brewed coffee when you’re in a hurry or you just want to make 1 cup. (And it tastes better than most K-Cups so there’s no need to buy an expensive machine that brews single cups.) I use a bit more per serving than it says in order to have a very robust and flavorful cup of coffee.
The only thing I don’t like about Mount Hagen is the cap on the jar. It snaps on rather than screws on, which doesn’t create a tight seal. Because this is freeze-dried, the coffee does stay fresh even without the tight seal, but I usually like to reuse old jars and it’s a shame that I have to recycle these otherwise nice, square glass jars.
This is a superb instant decaf: taste and smell are superb. No bitter notes. No “chemically” decaf taste or formaldehyde–it’s naturally decaffeinated via a carbon dioxide process. It’s organic, and it tastes like it. Mellow, deeply colored, and delicious.
Another great feature is that you can make each cup to just the right intensity for every drinker’s preference (I keep a small teaspoon-sized scoop in the container). My husband jokes that I like nothing but what he calls “Cajun coffee” (brewed black, hot, and strong) while he likes his with a lighter touch. Nice to both be able to enjoy our coffee together, without ever having to brew a pot just to “water it down.”
I’ve secretly served it to some friends who are fellow coffee snobs. They never noticed the difference & one actually argued that it couldn’t possibly be either decaf or instant–he would know. Without a doubt. So Wrong!
This is a great German import–you’ve got to taste it to believe it & Amazon’s Subscribe & Save price is excellent. A great find!
After reading all the glowing reviews, I decided to take the plunge and get a case of the Mount Hagen Instant Decaf. My first cup was a weird experience…wasn’t sure if I made it wrong or if it had gone stale. Opened another jar and it was the same; weak, flavorless coffee, almost like drinking tea. The only things I liked about the coffee are that 1) it’s organic and 2) it has ZERO aftertaste or bitter finish. I tried doubling and tripling the amounts and then it just tasted like sludge. If you like a weaker coffee or are coming from old-school instant, then this would be a good choice. Even my wife (who is more of a tea drinker) commented on how smooth, but extremely bland this coffee is.
I prefer a stronger cup of coffee (not darker; my preference is a french-press medium roast from freshly ground beans). I guess back to VIA it is. I despise most of Starbuck’s coffee, but VIA is surprisingly good.
I’ve been drinking this coffee DAILY for a long time and I never get tired of it. It’s got rich, full flavor, but doesn’t have the acids and burnt taste that a lot of coffees get because everyone wants to make their coffee like Starbucks. It’s great value and it tastes like freshly brewed coffee every single time.
I LOVE this coffee! I drink the caffeinated version in the AM and the decaf in the PM. Order and be overjoyed with coffee you can DRINK without the bitter and nasty mouth taste and acid stomach that other coffees bring.
This coffee has always been good to drink but it is also a convenient way to add great flavor to recipes requiring coffee or espresso.
I am on my last jar of my first order and I love this coffee. I keep mine in the refrigerator and it stays nice and fresh. I got tired of store bought coffee as it tasted so old & stale. The auto ship is great .
I don’t drink coffee very often and decaf is the only type I use just to avoid any excessive stimulation. Also I prefer low acidity coffee. Mount Hagen Organic Freeze Dried Instant Decaf Coffee (made in Germany) is satisfying both of my needs – excellent taste and quality. I also add some milk in it to make it just a delicious drink and enjoy it with little madeleines (french cookies).
this is the best decaf coffee ever. it makes delicious iced drinks as well as hot ones. i signed up for the for automatic delivery deal (they will send it every 6 months) and the price ended up to be only $6.77 a jar — which is about half of what these jars go for at whole foods. best deal ever! think about it — a whole jar of mount hagen (which for me makes about 30 “large” drinks, because i use more than the ‘serving size’ listed on the back of the jar) for the price of TWO starbucks lattes…. yes, quite a deal!
JadaArnold Afb, TN
This is wonderfully delicious coffee! I haven’t been able to drink coffee at all for the past 40 years. After finding and trying Mount Hagen Organic Decaf I can drink it and enjoy it again. Even the caffeine lovers in my family like this one!
ZackaryEast Wakefield, NH
This is good coffee. I use instant, as I have found it saves me considerable money (and calories)over getting a latte or mocha everyday. I couldn’t find this coffee locally, so I thought I would try it through Amazon. It has good flavor. If you like it stoong, just use more. I would buy this again. This seems to be a little bit expensive over other decaf instant brands — thus the reason for only 4 stars.
LucienneEast Troy, WI
Again, great for later in the evening when you don’t want all that caffeine before bed….love the fact that it is organic, easy and good tasting to boot. Great pricing on the 6 pack too at Amazon.com
I love Mount Hagen instant coffee, both the regular and the decaf! I have been drinking Mount Hagen for several years. I started with the regular and when I got pregnant, I switched to decaf. It makes wonderful iced coffee and I love being able to make a fresh glass of iced coffee without having to make a whole pot of coffee. The decaf is freeze dried, so it doesn’t have the chemicals in it that most decaf coffee has. I highly recommend Mount Hagen and the decaf is perfect for those who are avoiding caffeine. I really can’t even tell a difference in taste between the decaf and the regular. Both are rich, robust, pure, and flavorful! Perfect!
HerminaSaint Louisville, OH
I have been using this for the last three years. It tastes good is worth the money. Most decaffeinated coffees have a little caffeine in them. Even a little caffeine will keep me from sleeping. This doesn’t.
I stopped buying expensive (for me) Starbucks coffee and put away my Mr. Coffee after I received this item. This order has lasted me years and the coffee is fantastic. It’s delicious, not weak tasting at all. It’s also convenient for cold drinks because you can just mix it into some milk with brown sugar. It is also great in brownies and homemade ice cream. I’m never going back to regular coffee (this is my first decaf buy.) I am not a regular coffee drinker but I love not being tempted into buying Starbucks or fancy machines.
RoscoeAuburn University, AL
Gorgeous flavor for an Instant. We continue to buy these at 6 at a pop. Always impressed with Amazon’s service and the coffee’s taste.
Excelent coffee – it will taste much better if you use destilled water, not tap or bottle water.
EveretteMount Marion, NY
price is ok, convenience is great, taste is good for an instant. will continue to buy.
This coffee is great. It tastes great and desolves quickly. I use it everyday to make ice coffee. Great for travel and for a quick cup of joe. Just recently bought more. Love it!!
I love this coffee so much.
I bought this at whole foods, over $11 per jar.
Amazon’s deal is much cheaper than retails. I strongly recommend this item.
I ordered this product for recipes calling for instant expresso. I made a cup with cold water and the coffee dissolved easily and tasted pretty good with little bitterness despite the lack of sweetener in the coffee. I will definitely order again when I run out.
I have searched far and wide for a decaf instant coffee since i realized my stomach could no longer tolerate acidic coffees.
Tried them all including Kava and the barley instants and had bad reactions from them all.
Finally,thank God I stumbled on the Mt Hagen organic freeze dried and after a few weeks drinking it once daily (12 oz mug) with very hot boiling distilled water I knew I had found the right one.
I have never ordered coffee by the case in my life but 2 weeks ago I ordered a case.
You will not belive the taste of this product. Its is as good or better than any coffee brewed by any method including bean grinders.
Body,sweetness,& flavor all in one coffee without the acid or caffeine & without having to brew it!
Thank you so much Mt Hagen
I have been using this coffee for 2 years. It tastes like fresh brewed, without any bitter after taste. My brother-in-law tried it on vacation and was amazed that it tasted better than his fresh brewed coffee. I love it.
We love this coffee because it makes a perfect glass of iced coffee, just the way we like it! Have reordered several times and will continue to do so.
NguyetGlen Aubrey, NY
Did some comparison taste testing and this came out on top. Organic and great flavor without the caffeine. No surprise that Amazon is far cheaper than Whole Paycheck (aka Whole Foods.) You’d think that making instant coffe is intuitive. There is a another counter intuitive way. Many decades ago a young Greek gentlemen in Athens showed a way to make instant coffee that is still my preferred method. Maybe because I grew up in London I prefer to boil my water on a stove top over nuking it. While the water heats mix the instant coffee, granulated sweetener of choice (Splenda for me) and if using a non dairy creamer powder that as well into a thick paste with a little of the water that is heating. Then when the water achieves a rolling boil pour into the cup and stir. This method results in a nice foam (creama) on top that just pouring water on the coffee granules and then adding sweetener and creamer will not achieve. Enjoy.
LetishaPoplar Branch, NC