THE SWISS WATER® PROCESS
Our ecology-friendly water decaffeination process uses simple science to remove caffeine from green coffee beans.
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 beans distinctive origin and flavor characteristics. It is 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.
Coffees from Brazil pose the greatest challenge to the seasoned coffee buyer-yet the flavour of Brazilian coffees is among the most basic, straightforward and accessible styles we can imagine. The extra effort of searching for the ideal Brazilian coffee is worth it. We’ve been able to find high quality Brazilian beans that are consistently full bodied, smooth and have a delicious, mild, sweet flavor lacking any sharpness or bite.