Freshly roasted Decaf - Colombia Swiss Water
Region: Huila, Cauca, Antioquia, Tolima, Caldas, and Santander
Estate: Various smallholder farmers
Variety: Caturra, Typica
Harvest Year: 2018
Altitude: 1200 - 2000 masl
Processing: Wet processed - Decaffeinated
Certification: Swiss Water Decaf
"A balanced and sweet cup, with medium bodied and notes of biscuit and peanuts. Rich acidity with a clean and sweet aftertaste.”
Swiss Water® Process is free of chemicals and guaranteed to be 99.9% caffeine free.
Swiss Water® Process uses the elements of water, temperature and time to create some of the most intriguing decaf coffee. First, they start with small batches of amazing coffee and green coffee extract. Then add local water and a dash of loving attention by monitoring time and temperature until the coffee is 99.9% caffeine free.
The coffee beans are cleaned and hydrated with pure, local water to prepare them for caffeine removal, these beans are beginning their journey to becoming amazing decaf coffee.
Gentle caffeine removal starts using a green coffee extract (GCE) and our proprietary carbon filtering system. The GCE is water super-saturated with soluble coffee components minus caffeine.
Now saturated with caffeine, flows through the carbon filters that trap only the caffeine. This is a continuous process in which the GCE flows from the carbon filtration system back to the extraction columns until the coffee beans are 99.9% caffeine free. This takes approx. 8-10 hours.
After the beans are decaffeinated, they are removed from the holding tanks, dried, bagged, tagged, and ready to be roasted.