Swiss Water Decaffeinated Costa Rica
- Pumphreys Coffee
Decaffeinated with no chemicals, using a natural processing method.
Costa Rican coffee processed through the Swiss Water method, on this occasion comes from Café de Altura. This cooperative is located on the outskirts of San Ramon in Costa Rica’s West valley and was formed in 2004, starting with 500 members, it now represents over 3500 individual producers.
Their aim is to better face the challenges of a changing industry and sure that certain standards are maintained throughout.
Cup Characteristics: clean, lively winey acidity, medium body, citrus notes. Just decaffeinated.
The Swiss Water Process – Coffee Decaffeinated with Water
The Technical Information on the production of Costa Rican water decaffeinated coffee.
‘To prepare the beans for caffeine removal, they are cleaned and hydrated with pure, local water, the beans are then introduced to an internally developed Green Coffee Extract (GCE), and caffeine removal begins.
Caffeine ventures out on its own, away from the coffee beans into the GCE until the ratio of soluble compounds in the GCE to the compounds in the coffee reach the point of equilibrium. Caffeine and GCE flow continuously through carbon filters until all the caffeine is trapped and separated from the GCE, which is refreshed so that it can be used again and again to remove more caffeine.
The process is monitored for around 10 hours and caffeine levels checked as well as time, and gauge temperature controls until the coffee is 99.9% caffeine free.’
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