Our Guatemala Swiss Water Decaf is cooperatively grown and cups clean with a nice woodiness, medium body and medium acidity. While grown at a lower altitude than some of our other Guatemalan coffees, this Guatemala Swiss Water Decaf is still grown at 3,000+ feet elevation, earning it a HB (Hard Bean) grading. It is washed and sun-dried and milled at origin before we send it to be decaffeinated at the Swiss Water facility in Vancouver.
Decaffeinated coffees are notoriously difficult to roast due to their unique cell structure, composition and moisture content as a result of the decaf process. Roasters should be mindful of drum temperatures as decafs have the tendency to develop significantly faster than non-decaf coffees; this should always be taken into consideration when roasting decaf coffees like this Guatemala Swiss Water Decaf, as well as our other specialty green decaf offerings.
The Swiss Water Process is a patented, eco-friendly, chemical-free process that removes 99.9% of the caffeine from a lot of green coffee. Each lot of decaf is immersed in clean water to extract the caffeine through osmosis and passed through activated carbon-charcoal to remove the caffeine molecules.
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Guatemala Swiss Water Decaf (SWP)?
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