Decadent Decaf Coffee Company
My Account

Science: Does the coffee roast level affect caffeine content?

The guys at Swiss Water Process are experts at removing caffeine, but that doesn't mean decaffeinated coffee is all they think about, such as:

Does the roast level affect caffeine content?

Recently Swiss Water Decaf conducted a series of tests on the same coffee roasted at three different levels:

  • Light roast
  • Medium roast
  • Dark roast

At each roast level, they roasted the coffee at five different speeds:

  • very slow
  • slow
  • normal
  • fast
  • very fast.

They then measured the caffeine levels present in each bean at the end of the process.

The results?

Swiss Water Decaf found that across controlled roasting times and roast levels there was:

  • no consistent trend emerged to show the level correlated with how much caffeine ended up in the coffee bean itself
  • the results are consistently inconsistent
  • caffeine content isn't tied directly to roasting time or style.

While Swiss Water Decaf’s lab studies aren't rigorous enough for a scientific journal, they're persuasive to conclude that roast level isn't a strong factor in "strong" coffee.

So, what does this mean for roasters?

This means that:

  • Roasters can keep on roasting exactly how they like to get the best possible flavour from their coffees.
  • When trying to limit caffeine content, stick to Swiss Water Decaf coffee, which is constantly improving the decaffeination technology whilst providing the most delicious, chemical-free decaffeination process around.

 


Related Posts

Decadent Decaf features in the Financial Times' How To Spend It Magazine, Saturday 13 February 2021
We are delighted to announce that Decadent Decaf features in the Financial Times' How To Spend It Magazine on the bes...
Read More
Coffee or Tea - Which One Has More Caffeine?
Tea or coffee, which one has more caffeine? Well, this is one of the most frequently asked questions. But, what is th...
Read More
How Much Caffeine is in Decaffeinated Coffee?
How Much Caffeine is in Decaffeinated Coffee? Coffee is no doubt, one of the most popular and highly consumed beverag...
Read More
How to make coffee in a Cafetiere or French Press
Coffee, coffee, coffee! A boost of caffeine – or caffeine whatsoever with Swiss Water Decaf coffee - and a taste that...
Read More
How to make Iced Coffee - Decaffeinated or Caffeinated
Unless you are among the lucky few, we can all admit that morning is not the best part of the day. And most of us nee...
Read More
Decadent Decaf features in Swiss Water Decaf's Roaster Spotlight
Decadent Decaf Coffee Company is honoured and thrilled to feature in Swiss Water Decaf's very own Roaster Spotlight: ...
Read More
Secrets of Swiss Water Decaf coffee: lab testing
One thing we hear a lot about the Swiss Water Decaf coffee that we roast is that it's so good and that people can't e...
Read More
Delivery charge reduced from £3.99 to £2.99
You spoke and we listened. We have decided to reduce our delivery charge from £3.99 to £2.99. Free delivery will cont...
Read More

Leave a comment