The more decaf coffee you try, the more you realise how diverse and varied their flavours can be.

Much the same as with wine, a coffee's 'terroir' dictates key characteristics in terms of taste, flavour, texture, sweetness, body, acidity and smoothness of the cup.

To drink decaf coffee at its very best, a few basic principles should be followed as follows:

Decaf Coffee Storage

There are many, many theories out there - none of which are supported by scientific fact.

Keep your Swiss Water Decaf coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. It is that simple.

Can you freeze coffee?

The jury's out on whether it keeps coffee fresher for longer, but it seems the industry is erring towards freezing coffee beans as a method to extend optimum shelf life. We think more real research needs to take place to be sure.

Yes, you can freeze coffee beans (but not ground coffee) - as long as it's unopened.

Once you open the bag, defrost all the beans, then grind as you wish. 

Do not grind the beans if they're still frozen!

Decaf Coffee Preparation

To prepare and serve coffee properly, once again, keep it simple:

  • Use fresh water for boiling.
  • Once boiled, let the kettle cool for a few minutes, since boiling water burns the coffee (best to pour the water at between 90°C to 96°C).
  • It is always best to put too much coffee in than too little. You can always dilute the coffee if it is too strong. A rough guide is 10 grams of coffee for every 180ml of water.

Bonus Decaf Tip

If you can get a grinder, preferably any burr grinder (e.g. Krups or Delonghi have good affordable home grinders), this will make the biggest difference to your decaf taste. If you can grind once a week, this will produce the best results.

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Then, check out Google's own independently collected reviews on Decadent Decaf here at:

Of course, if you can grind your decaf beans every day, that would be even better, but we don't always have the time, do we?

That's it. Enjoy your perfect cup of decaffeinated coffee!