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We no longer pay duty on Swiss Water Coffee imports

At DRWakefield we are no longer paying duty on Swiss Water Decaf coffee imports. What does this mean for you? Cheaper coffee! It won’t be groundbreakingly cheaper but you will notice the difference.

We have been exclusive sellers of SWD for over 20 years in the UK and parts of Europe, we are now also offering a range of DRWakefield Swiss Water Decaf lots, which you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Watch out for these as we gradually introduce them.

Also coming soon from Swiss Water is Ecuador Jardin del Inca which is due in August. This fully washed coffee is from the ACRIM coop which is part of a larger cooperative located in the south of Ecuador near Peru. The cup is sweet with notes of pear and apricot. For more information contact us.

The Swiss Water process uses water, temperature and time to create a 99.9% caffeine free coffee, this process is also able to keep the inherent aromas and flavour profile of the bean by using water saturated with these components, thus reducing or eliminating their extraction during the decaffeination process.

Coffee entering Dryer at Swiss Water decaf

Water saturated in this way is referred to as green coffee extract or GCE. It is created using a separate batch of green coffee beans that are immersed in water and then discarded. The GCE is then filtered to remove only the caffeine from it. A fresh batch of green coffee beans is then immersed in the GCE, which can only absorb the caffeine because it is already saturated with the other matter that would dissolve in the water. The process of filtering the GCE to remove caffeine and immersing the beans is repeated until the beans are 99.9% caffeine free by mass. For more information on the process visit Swiss Water.