The Decaffeination Process Explained
One of the methods for preparing Decaffeinated Coffee is summarized below:
1.1 We Start with Green Beans
We start with top quality unroasted green beans. If they have been organically certified, they’ll still be that way after decaffeination.
1.2 Add Pure Water
We soak these beans in hot water. This hot water draws out the flavor essences of the beans just the way hot water does with ground coffee on a coffee press. The water becomes “flavor-saturated” in coffee essences. We then take these beans and discard them.
2.1 Remove the Caffeine
We then run this “flavor-saturated water” through a carbon filter. This traps and removes the caffeine molecules, but not the coffee essences.
2.2 Immerse New Beans
New coffee beans are added to this “flavor-saturated water.” Because this water is already saturated in coffee essences, the caffeine is drawn out while the flavor essences are preserved. This results in a full flavored, decaffeinated bean. In fact, our process removes 97% of the caffeine, which is the industry standard.
3.1 And that’s Great Decaf
Free of caffeine and chemicals, but full of flavor, these beans are then dried. They’re now ready to be roasted and brewed into the best decaffeinated coffee you’ll ever taste.