Swiss water decaf, Colombia Excelso
Zesty caramel, slight acidity and sweet lemons, aromas of cherry and fruit juice
Grown at an altitude of 1400m
This decaf coffee hails from Colombia and has been given the grade 'Excelso' - a grading term used solely within Colombia. Excelso coffee beans are slightly smaller than Supremo coffee beans, averaging a screen size of 15-16.
This coffee has been decafinated using the Swiss Water Process. This unique non-chemical decaffeination process uses clear pure water and works by immersing the green beans in the water in order to extract the caffeine content. The water preserves the soluble flavour components of the green beans and this protects the original characteristics of the coffee.
In order to remove the caffeine from the water containing these soluble flavour elements, the water is passed through a filtration system. This produces a solution comprising the origin water and the soluble coffee flavours, now free from caffeine.
The resulting green coffee is 99.9% caffeine-free. The beans are then dried to the required moisture content, packed and ready to export.