Region Sidamo, Ethiopia Process Fully Washed at Farm’s Washing Station before SWP. Swiss Water Process (SWP) is a non-solvent method for decaffeinating unroasted coffee beans. No chemical solvents are used during the process and the coffee beans are 99.9% caffeine-free. Tasting Notes Dark chocolate, Cherries
During the Swiss Water Process, the green coffee is hydrated to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The hydrated green coffee is then introduced to Green Coffee Extract (GCE), a unique solution of concentrated coffee solubles that allows the caffeine to leave the green coffee via osmosis while minimizing the loss of desired flavor compounds. Once the caffeine has been removed the green coffee is re-dried and re-bagged for transport, and the GCE is filtered of its caffeine through proprietary carbon filters and recycled to be used again.