All of our decaf coffees are decaffeinated with a water process (no chemicals are used). The green (not roasted) coffee beans are immersed in water in order to extract the caffeine. The water contains the soluble components of the coffee beans which hold the elements of the flavor, so that, during the extraction of the caffeine, the beans maintain their original components.
To separate the caffeine from the water containing soluble components, the water passes through a special filter which removes the caffeine. This results in ‘flavor charged water’ saturated with flavor components but free of caffeine, which is used again in the extraction process. As a result of this process they obtain coffee beans that are 99.9% caffeine free. Any coffee that has been decaffeinated will have a residual amount of caffeine left.