One of East Africa’s finest and most distinctive beans, our Yirgacheffe is comprised of old heirloom varietals and has a lively and wine-like flavor. A strong flowery note combined with a soft sweetness and hints of Earl Grey tea make this an excellent dessert coffee.
Our ecology-friendly water decaffeination process uses simple science to remove caffeine from green coffee beans. Still, it’s a bit more complicated than your average high school science class, so in short let’s just say you’re getting all the things you love about coffee without the caffeine. But let’s consult our fancy flow chart for a bit more detail.
People drink decaffeinated coffee for a variety of reasons. However, it’s important to know that decaffeination methods vary. Most use chemical solvents such as methylene chloride or ethyl acetate to strip caffeine molecules from the green coffee bean. And some leave behind more caffeine than you would think.
Alternatively, the proprietary SWISS WATER® Process uses water from the pristine environment of the coast mountains of British Columbia, Canada to gently remove the caffeine until the coffee beans are 99.9% caffeine-free, while maintaining the bean’s distinctive origin and flavor characteristics. It’s decaffeinated coffee without compromise.
How do you know how your coffee is decaffeinated? This is difficult unless the coffee package labeling identifies the method or process. Coffee brands using SWISS WATER® Process communicate their decaffeination choice by use of the Swiss Water® Process seal or wordmark. It’s a way to help you know.
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