Swift Instant Coffee Review: Decaf Columbia

swift coffee instant decaf columbia

Purchased from Swift directly.


Sometimes at work I’d like to have a decaf coffee at the end of the day, but we don’t run decaf in the office machines. We do have an electric tea kettle though, so I bought some Swift instant decaf coffee to see if it was any good.

I bought a small package of six individual servings to see how I liked it.

Swift only had one instant decaf to choose from, which was called Columbia.

I took out one of the individual packets, which said to use 10 ounces of water. I wasn’t sure how many ounces my coffee mug actually holds, so I just filled it up since a standard coffee mug is usually around 8 to 10 ounces. Good enough, right?

You can see the powder in the bottom of my cup. Once I poured in some boiling water from the electric kettle, I stirred a bit with a spoon just to make sure everything dissolved.

When I took my first sip, I initially thought that maybe the coffee was too strong and there wasn’t enough water in it. But after I let the coffee cool off for a couple of minutes, I tried again and realized that it was the correct amount of water and it did not taste too strong.

Amazingly, the coffee’s flavor was very good. More chocolate-y notes like a traditional coffee. If you gave me that cup of coffee anywhere and didn’t tell me what it was, I would never guess it’s decaf and I would definitely never guess it’s instant coffee by the rich and smooth flavor.

So if you’re looking for an easy decaf to keep on hand for guests, or to bring to work or something like that, I highly recommend picking up a package of this.

My package had a “best by” date that was about 11 months after I bought it. So you can expect to to be good for around a year if you’re storing it at home or work.

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