A lot of people ask us, “how much caffeine is really in Swiss Water Decaf process decaffeinated coffee"?
Well, official guidelines are that a minimum of 97% of the caffeine must be removed from a green coffee bean.
But, what’s the difference between a guideline and rule? A guideline is a guideline – it doesn’t to have to be followed – it’s a guide.
So, it’s true that some decaf coffees out there have more caffeine than you would think.
But, what about Swiss Water Decaf?
The Swiss Water Process is technology in a coffee cup.
Coffee decaffeinated using the environment-friendly Swiss Water Process is 99.9% caffeine free. Guaranteed.
The Swiss Water Decaf Company issues a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for every batch of beans decaffeinate using its chemical free water decaffeination process.
So, please feel assured that all coffee from Decadent Decaf Coffee Co. is 99.9% caffeine free.
We want to be very clear about this. Another question people often ask is “how much caffeine is a cup of coffee?”
Caffeine is found everywhere in nature. It’s a natural occurring chemical found in the leaves, seeds and fruits of more than sixty different plant species worldwide. Its use? To protect against insects feeding on the plants.
So, a typical 12oz cup of caffeinated coffee can be anywhere from 120 mg to 180 mg of caffeine whilst a decaffeinated cup of coffee of the same size has caffeine levels anywhere between of around 2mg for Swiss Water Decaf.
In essence, the caffeine in a cup of single origin speciality Swiss Water Decaf is negligible. It can also be affected by blend composition, extraction rates, water temperature, grind and roast level.
Other surprising facts about decaf coffee: -
- Many coffee drinkers are surprised to find out that the darker roast means the less caffeine as it’s roasted out during the roasting process.
- Espresso actually has similar caffeine content on a volume basis to filter or cafetiere coffee. Therefore, decaf espresso will have only trace amounts of caffeine, similar to the caffeine level of filter decaf coffee.
- Decaffeination processes vary massively. The Swiss Water Decaf process uses water and clever tech to decaffeinate coffee without chemicals. Other methods use chemical solvents , including methylene chloride or ethyl acetate, to strip caffeine molecules from the green coffee bean. And some leave behind more caffeine than you would think.
But, not Swiss Water Decaf – it is 99.9% caffeine free. Guaranteed.
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