We believe that decaffeinated coffee drinkers drink coffee for one reason, taste; to experience the wonderful aromas and flavors of a coffee without experiencing the effects of caffeine. The decaffeination process we use with all of our coffees begins with exceptionally grown and prepared green coffees from the finest farms around the globe. This is an important distinction. At best, the decaffeination process will preserve the original character of the bean. We must start with an excellent coffee if we intend to achieve an excellent decaffeinated coffee.
Once we have selected a candidate for decaffeination, we ship the green coffee to the best water process decaffeination facility in the world. This facility is located in the mountains of Cordoba, Mexico. In Cordoba, the green coffee beans are immersed in filtered, heated water in order to extract the caffeine. The caffeine is separated from the water by being passed through charcoal filters. This water contains the soluble flavor compounds of the coffee that are then reintroduced to the beans in an immersing tank. In the immersing tank the beans reabsorb the filtered water containing the coffee’s original flavors. The result is 99.9% caffeine free and 100% chemical free coffee.
We are huge proponents of the Select Water Process not only because it removes caffeine from the coffee bean without the use of harmful chemicals or the creation of harmful byproducts, but because it leaves the coffees character intact.