Quality Report - Brazil Santos Swiss Water Decaf


About This Coffee

The Swiss Water decaffeination Process (SWP) uses water to gently remove 99.9% of the caffeine from green beans while maintaining the bean's distinctive origin and flavour characteristics. The SWP was initially discovered in the 1930s in Switzerland and is now patented and utilised by the Swiss Water Decaffeination Coffee Inc. in British Columbia, Canada (SWDC). The process ensures that 99.9% of the caffeine is eliminated while leaving the best of the bean behind. They call it 'amazing coffee without caffeine'.

The SWP utilises water saturated with soluble coffee solids, called Green Coffee Extract (GCE), to remove the caffeine from green beans without eliminating any of the soluble coffee components that make up origin characteristics and aromas. When the green beans are placed into the GCE, the soluble coffee components of the green beans are maintained at equilibrium with the coffee solids in the GCE, resulting in a net extractive process whereby only the caffeine is removed. This leaves the coffee's unique flavour profile intact. The GCE is then moved through a carbon filtration system to remove the captured caffeine molecules, maintaining the concentration level of soluble coffee components; the green beans are then submerged once more. This process continues until the green beans are 99.9% caffeine free.

Farm Information

Origin: Brazil
Region: Minas Gerias
Producer: Brazil Swiss Water Decaf
Variety: Catuai
Process: Washed Decaf
Altitude: 1000 -1200masl
Sourcing Partner: Bennetts


Quality Report: (82/100)

Roast Level: Medium-dark
Aroma(7/10): Malt, hazelnut, caramel 
Sweetness(7.5/10): Caramel-like sweetness
Flavour(7/10): Caramel, stone-fruit, brown sugar, hazelnut, milk chocolate
Aftertaste(7.5/10): Medium-length, caramel, hazelnut finish
Acidity(7.5/10): Medium, citric fruit-like acidity
Mouthfeel/Body(8/10): Creamy mouthfeel and medium-heavy body
Balance & Overall(7.5/10): Quite balanced and smooth coffee with typical Brazilian coffee notes. From taste and texture, you can't tell it's a decaf coffee :)

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