Available as Wholebeans - Ground Medium Fine for filter machines - Ground Coarse for Cafetieres
Ground Fine for use in Espresso Machines.
Decaffeinated Water Processed Coffee consists of Central American original gourmet Coffees that have undergone the “Swiss Water” Decaffeination process, which is one of the safest and most effective methods of Decaffeination. This Coffee is also roasted, like all of our Coffees, using the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system, which primarily uses convection heat transfer to roast the Coffee.
This ensures both quality and consistency, a trait found in all of our Coffees, but especially with our Decaffeinated Water Processed Coffee. When brewed, it boasts a full flavour with sweet overtones. Best of all, it is almost entirely caffeine-free!
Contrary to popular belief, no Decaf Coffee is 100% decaffeinated, nor is any decaf Tea to come from Camellia sinensis plant. Nevertheless, Coffees like Decaffeinated Water Processed Coffee are the next best thing. With the Swiss Water Decaffeination process, hot water is used to extract the caffeine molecules, along with the flavours molecules.
The water is then put through a carbon filter, which retains most of the molecules; however, upon the return of the water to the Coffee, the beans once again soak up the extracted flavour molecules, which are smaller than the caffeine molecules, and as such, pass through the carbon filter with ease. The Water process method extracts, on average, between 94% and 96% of caffeine.
But why Central American Coffees instead of, say, South American Coffees or African Coffees? Central American Coffees often find themselves overshadowed by, in particular, their South American counterparts. But is it entirely fair? Most Central American countries grow Coffee, including Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and parts of Colombia (other areas of Colombia being in South America).
Contrary to popular belief, Mexico belongs to North America, not Central America, although the Coffee Industry has long associated it with the latter. However, there are stark differences between each country’s Coffee owing to a variety of climatic conditions and soils. Mexican Coffees, for example, are frequently classified as light or medium in body, while many describe El Salvadorian Coffees as slightly spicy, slightly smoky and high in acidity.
As a result, it is difficult to characterise Central American Coffees from a generalised standpoint. Instead, one must look at each country, each region, each estate and draw one’s own conclusions. Seldom will a Coffee from Nicaragua taste the same as one from Guatemala, after all.
However, one question still begs: why choose a Decaf Coffee? For many, it’s a personal choice. For many more, it’s from a medical standpoint. Those who are sensitive to caffeine, as well as those who consume too much caffeine, are often prone to side effects such as jitteriness and restlessness.
Pregnant women, in particular, are advised by NHS Choices not to exceed 200 mg of caffeine (the equivalent of 2 cups of regular Coffee) a day for risk of these side effects, as well as others. But with our Decaffeinated Water Processed Coffee, all of this is avoided. More importantly, however, one is getting the same delicious taste of Coffee without the worry of caffeine overconsumption. Is it time you made the switch? Buy Decaffeinated Water Processed Coffee today.
Origin: Central America.
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
CountryMore Than One Origin