Swiss Water Decaf Premium Espresso Blend (green)

Overview

The best decaf I've tasted. In fact most people won't know it's a decaf!
A smooth, pleasant cup, lacking a little in high notes, but very good as an early morning or late night cup.
This special blend currently includes beans from Brazil, Indonesia, Bolivia, PNG, Ethiopia and Rwanda. Works well as plunger or espresso.
The caffeine is removed by the famous Swiss Water Method, using only pure water, no chemicals at all.


Roast Notes.
This can be a challenge to roast. The cracks are quiet compared to most beans, and second crack is usually very close to first. So reducing heat before first cracks starts is important, as is a good ear for the cracks themselves.
You can't go by colour very well either. The decaf process makes these beans much darker than regular greens, and just to add to the confusion, they go pale about half way to first crack before darkening again! Even when quite lightly roasted, they appear dark and even over-roasted.
My suggestion is to stop the roast before or just at the first suggestion of second crack.
Note too, that decaf beans in general have a shorter post-roast shelf life than regular coffee.

Latest Reviews

Just good coffee, the decaf part is a bonus
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Quick to roast in a popper. I nearly burnt the first batch.

It had a lovely smell of orange and chocolate from the grinder with a hint of cinnamon.

No spice on the taste though (as a doppio espresso). Well rounded with good body. Flavours of apple, raisin and cocoa with a little citrus too.
I can't believe it's not caffeinated!
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Yeah, that title sounded funnier in my head. But am really loving this coffee. On its own it is a good, solid cup, not missing too many high notes, but not particularly complex.

I've tried a couple of different roasts, but it's a little thin at City, burnt at Full City, but juuuust right at City+. Mind you, it looks like it's going to ooze oil at city+ going by the colour, but it doesn't. It's just that it looks darker than you'd expect. Go by bean shape instead of colour, and it should come out at a consistent, dark colour with some rounding at the split.

I use this mostly by itself as an espresso latte, but it works really well blended with more complex coffees for both espresso and immersion brews. It acts as a platform for the flavours of the other coffee to come through while reducing the overall caffeine content. In a blend, use it much like you would a Brazilian.
Decaf or half-caf
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As per the description, this bean looks very dark at city+, but has great flavour for a decaf. After a number of cups though, I started using it to reduce the caffeine content in normal coffee. In a 50/50 blend with your favourite, full flavoured blend/single origin, the flavour's all there with only half the caffeine. The decaf provides a platform rather than watering the taste down.

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Swiss Water Decaf Premium Espresso Blend (green)

The best decaf I've tasted. In fact most people won't know it's a decaf!
A smooth, pleasant cup, lacking a little in high notes, but very good as an early morning or late night cup.
This special blend currently includes beans from Brazil, Indonesia, Bolivia, PNG, Ethiopia and Rwanda. Works well as plunger or espresso.


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$17.52

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