Formula 522 – Swiss Water Decaffeinated
Our Formula 522 is produced using the Swiss Water process. The Swiss Water process is an organic, 100% chemical-free option for decaffeination. It was discovered in the 1930s in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and is commercialised by the Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc, founded in 1988.
This method does not require the addition of chemicals, instead relying on a super saturated green coffee solution called Green Coffee Extract (GCE).
To decaffeinate coffee, fresh GCE is introduced to a batch of green coffee. As the GCE is already saturated with all the water-soluble compounds found in green coffee, minus the caffeine, the matching molecules won’t diffuse out of the coffee beans—but the caffeine will. The flavour is retained in the beans while the caffeine is removed.
Thanks to some scientific smarts and creativity, it’s possible to have decaf coffee that tastes the same – just without the caffeine!
Swiss Water, are coffee lovers. The kind of people who want to share the experience of great coffee with everyone we meet, at any time of day. they work across the industry to support the goal of making truly delicious, chemical-free decaffeinated coffee a reality, from sourcing to decaffeination to the hands of your favorite roaster.
We think you should never have to skip flavor when you want to skip caffeine—and that you have the right to choose a process free of chemicals and flavor alterations. We’re here to change the way the world thinks about coffee without caffeine.
Rory’s Tasting Notes:
A combination of beans originating from Honduras, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Peru. This decaffeinated blend is chocolate rich bodied with mild acidity and lemon zest fruity flavours.
Brew Ratio: 1:2.125
Extraction Time: 28-30 seconds