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New Swiss Water de-caf Colombian

Our new Swiss Water de-caf is a decidedly nutty little number from Armenia (the region not the country) in Colombia. The lack of caffeine seems to accentuate...

ORIGIN:
COLOMBIA
PROCESSING:
WASHED
ALTITUDE:
1200-1400MASL
VARIETY:
CATURRA TYPICA COLOMBIAN

New Swiss Water de-caf Colombian

Our new Swiss Water de-caf is a decidedly nutty little number from Armenia (the region not the country) in Colombia. The lack of caffeine seems to accentuate the essential nuttiness of the Colombian bean. It also has a beguilingly smooth and honeycombed sweetness that is bright & clear and this caramel base is overlayed with dried fruit notes, like the currants in a Garibaldi biscuit.

A Kinder Kinda Process!

As the name suggests the Swiss Water Process of de-caffeinating the beans is a lot kinder to the environment. All methods of de-caffeinating involve some kind of solvent. In the Swiss Water Process it is just water, no other chemicals are needed just some extra time and patience. The beans are essentially soaked in water until all the flavour compounds have leached out.

This leaves behind a pile of inert beans and some super-flavoured green bean coffee water including the caffeine. This caffeine can then be filtered out using charcoal filters. The beans are then re-introduced to the super-flavoured green bean coffee water and they absorb all those good chemical flavour compounds back on board but without the caffeine.

A Special Reward

We are roasting this decaf coffee for espresso, so it has a high solubility giving a syrupy mouthfeel and lots of sweetness, packing plenty of lovely pop-corn aroma in super-abundance long before first crack. This big delivery of aroma is reflected in the taste, which never disappoints, lashings of peanut butter on a hot buttered crumpet, toasted to perfection! But then that's what you want from a de-caf, surely? Something super-tasty to compensate, as a special reward for missing out on all that crazy caffeine!

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