Mexico Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee

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Taste Notes

Chocolate & Lime

Strength

Low Strength

Roast Profile

Medium Roast

Single Origin

Mexico

Mexico Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee

This Swiss Water Decaffeinated coffee is grown in Veracruz state, Mexico. 
Small scale farmers here own on average 20 hectares of land, cherry is sold to a larger wetmill from where it is shipped to Vancouver for processing by the Swiss Water method.
 

More about this coffee

The Swiss Water decaffeination process lets these beans hold on to their flavours of predominant chocolate with a light touch of lime.

This coffee is a must if you are sensitive to caffeine and other decaffeination processes. These beans give a strong currant like flavour, which is better enjoyed in a Cafetière or AeroPress.




Swiss Water Processed Coffee

The Swiss Water Process is an entirely chemical free process, which was handily developed in Switzerland in the 1930s. Swiss Water decaf coffee has 99.9% of the caffeine content removed, but it also retains all of the beneficial antioxidants that makes a brew good for you!

Swiss Water Processed coffee is 100% natural, and removes caffeine in four simple steps: separate, filter, soak, and dry.

1. Separate

The coffee beans are immersed in scalding water to extract the caffeine.

2. Filter

This liquid is then passed through a series of special charcoal filters designed to trap caffeine molecules and allow coffee oils and flavour molecules to pass through to and be collected. After the filtering process, a caffeine-free, flavourless, green coffee bean extract remains. This residual water is known as Green Coffee Extract (GCE), this liquid rich in coffee oils and flavour molecules is kept and used to wash a new batch of beans.

3. Soak

As a new batch of coffee beans passes through the GCE they can’t lose their oils or flavour molecules as the liquid is saturated and can’t absorb any more. At this point, the remaining extract is filtered through charcoal once again to remove the caffeine and is then set aside for future batches of decaf coffee.

The result is beans that have been decaffeinated but remain rich in flavour and coffee oils, which can then be dried and then sent to be roasted and ground.

4. Dry

The soaked raw coffee beans are then dried, after which they are roasted and ground ready to be brewed as a cup of delicious decaf coffee.

 

Recommended Brew Method

recommended brew method cafetiere

Mexico Swiss Water Decaffeinated coffee is best brewed through a filter or cafetière. We recommend 18-23g coffee per 350ml of water.


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