When only the best will do.
We have been roasting the highest quality Decaf coffee for over 17 years.
Often, we wonder why we are roasting so much Decaf every day compared to many other coffee companies.
Most other brands roast Decaf maybe once a week or fortnight.
Our Decaf flies out the door so fast that we can barely keep up.
It's been that way for a long time - we do a disproportionate volume of Decaf, perhaps the most in Australia.
You can trust the supreme freshness of our roasted Decaf coffees because we roast that coffee every day.
Did you know that roasted Decaf coffees do not last as long as traditional coffees?
That means roasted Decaf will only remain at peak condition for about 60% of the time compared to conventional coffees, even inside sealed, unopened packs.
Our customers have described our Decaf as "tasting better than real coffee but without caffeine".
How the Decaf is sold and packaged
We only sell our Swiss Water Colombia Decaf in the 500g pack size.
Our packaging systems for all Decaf coffees are expressly set up for 500g bags only.
mycuppa Colombia single-origin Decaf is a 100% Arabica-certified Swiss Water Process (SWP) available in whole bean medium roasted coffee; if you require ground Decaf, please ensure you select the correct grind option on the page before adding the product to your cart.
Our Swiss Water Colombian Decaf is an excellent choice in Espresso style, plunger, stovetop and even filter coffees.
It's such a versatile coffee; it suits almost every brew application.
The key to achieving this is by selecting the best Colombian Decaf on the market—absolutely no compromises.
With our reputation of producing the best roasted Decaf in Australia, we back that claim up by delivering the most delicious-tasting Decaf available.
About Swiss Water Chemical-Free Decaf.
There are two(2) main chemical-free Decaf processes - Swiss Water (Canada) and Mountain Water (Mexico).
We sell both types of Chemical-Free Decaf coffees in our mycuppa store, and our products are the best available from each method.
The raw and unroasted coffee undergoes a unique patented process that eliminates caffeine while preserving its delectable flavours.
For Swiss Water, all the removal of caffeine is processed in a quality-controlled facility in Canada using carefully selected raw coffees from the coffee bean origin.
In our case, we have chosen a stunning and delicious Colombian for the Swiss Water Process.
Once processed at the Swiss Water plant, the raw Decaf coffee is transported to Australia for storage in our specially engineered, climate-controlled environment before roasting.
It's one of the best-tasting Decafs on the market.
This premium bean is sourced coffee from one of the best farms in Colombia - rich, smooth, and creamy with a whole chocolate finish.
Important features to be aware of with roasted Decaf coffees:
Decaf coffees are significantly darker in the green (or raw) bean state than traditional coffee beans.
That means the roasting process starts from a darker shade of raw Decaf than conventional coffees.
Roasting raw Decaf coffees will produce a darker shade of the physical product than a standard coffee.
There may also be a development of a light sheen or spot of oil on the outside surface of the roasted Decaf coffee beans.
Don't worry or be alarmed; it's not over-roasted and not stale - it's a common condition for freshly roasted Decaf coffees.
Once roasted, Decaf coffees may appear very dark (almost black) and generally will emit a sheen of oil as early as 1-3 days after roasting. That contrasts with standard coffees, which may last 20 or more days without showing a light oil spot or sheen (depending upon roast depth and profile).
A light sheen of oil or moisture on the outside of roasted Decaf coffee beans is a natural cycle due to the caffeine removal altering the coffee bean's cell structure and moisture content.
Not everyone can roast Decaf properly.
Most coffee roasters struggle to roast Decaf as they only do it sometimes.
With raw coffee beans starting darker in colour, Decaf has a different moisture and density than traditional natural coffees.
Some coffee roasters need help to profile their Decaf coffees' roasting accurately.
Generally, many roasting companies end up over-roasting their Decaf as they apply the same profile as non-Decaf or don't care and treat Decaf as unnecessary.
Over-roasting Decaf ends up with a bitter and ashy taste.
Our roasting equipment has finer control of air and temperature than most other roasting platforms.
It enables us to produce a wonderfully soft heat to suit the gentler decaf roasting process.
NOTE: we reserve the right to change our coffee bag packaging without notice.
Coffees are freshly roasted daily and shipped each afternoon (or the next day if we have run out of freshly roasted coffee beans).
You may be wondering why Decaf coffees are so expensive.
Well, there's a good reason, and it has to do with double shipping and processing before it's even roasted.
Swiss Water is a patented caffeine removal process without dangerous or harsh chemicals.
There is also the Mountain Water process that achieves the same outcome - removing most of the caffeine without the use of chemicals.
The Swiss Water Decaf company employ some of the world's best raw coffee buyers who travel the globe evaluating and selecting grades of coffee.
It is a widely held belief among consumers that Decaf necessitates inferior quality, but this is a misconception.
The opposite is true: Decaf coffees are some of the best grades.
With the Swiss Water Process, all raw coffee ships by sea from coffee farms around the globe to a central facility in Canada for processing.
The end product is a raw coffee with around 99% of the caffeine removed.
Raw Decaf coffee (unroasted) travels from Canada to country importers, selling Swiss Water Decaf to local or domestic coffee companies.
Local coffee companies purchase raw Decaf coffees to roast as they deem suitable for their supply levels.
Be mindful of Shelf Life.
In our long experience with Decaf coffees, we know the shelf life of Decaf is shorter than regular coffees.
It's not just our roasted Decafs but a universal phenomenon across all Decafs, regardless of whether it is EA, Sugar Cane, Swiss Water or Mountain Water.
How much shorter - nobody can ever say. It's about a third.
Of course, it depends upon many constantly changing factors, such as ambient temperature.
The brew or extraction method also makes a difference.
Espresso is more sensitive to freshness and vitality than long-contact brews such as Plunger.
If you use Decaf for espresso, we suggest buying enough for 60 days, perhaps a shorter period in the heat of summer.
Naturally, the quality of taste depends upon individual preferences - some people are fussy, others not. It's just a guide, not a fixed rule.
We chose the Colombian lots because of the sweet-tasting flavour and cup complexity.
Fantastic20 June 2018Was a bit worried about switching to decaf but these beans make me wish I’d done it sooner! Great cup of coffee. The service was superb too.
Superb Decaf5 May 2018I use this coffee for making a pot of Blendo - 50% decaf and 50 regular. This decaf is flavorful and harmonises with the regular coffee to yield an aromatic and all-around delightful beverage
My favourite bean18 January 2018I absolutely love these beans. They are the best tasting decaf I have had & I am totally addicted. Can’t recommend them enough
Made for coffee lovers17 October 2016Definitely a constant in any coffee lover's collection. A great coffee experience without feeling the guilt and buzz of caffeine. Smooth and delicious. This is also the first de-caf coffee that I actually liked and ended up loving.
Smoothness and Guilt Free16 August 2016Produces a well rounded,smooth and relatively strong coffee that is indistinguishable from normal caffeine blends.Great for those times (before bed) when you want a great coffee without the kick of caffeine.