Swiss Water® Process

Crafting Amazing Coffee Without Caffeine

Step by Step

STEP 0: GCE is Born

Our GCE (Green Coffee Extract) is created only once, by soaking beans in pure water.

We create our Green Coffee Extract just once, made out of fresh water and all the soluble solids within coffee (minus the caffeine). GCE is key to our process.

STEP 1: Clean & Pre-soak

Coffee is prepared for the
Swiss Water® Process

Before decaffeination, the green coffee is rehydrated to prepare for the target moisture level that is ideal for caffeine removal. This step also removes dirt, dust, and silverskin.

STEP 2: Caffeine Removal

Caffeine is drawn away and filtered out.

GCE is continuously circulated around the green coffee for a period of 8-10 hours, until 99.9% of the caffeine molecules have migrated from the green coffee and into the GCE. Caffeine is removed from the GCE through a proprietary carbon filter system, and the carbon is sent to a regeneration furnace to burn away the caffeine, so that it can be reused.

STEP 3: GCE is Refreshed

Our GCE is renewed.

During decaffeination, our GCE is constantly being refreshed and renewed. We also continuously monitor the health of our GCE to ensure it can continue to operate at its best. This way, we don’t need to create a new batch of GCE for every new batch of green coffee.

STEP 4: Bagging & Shipping

Once coffee is decaffeinated, it begins its journey to the customer.

When we’ve reached our goal of removing 99.9% of the caffeine from a coffee, it’s ready to be dried, bagged, and shipped to the customer with care. From there, it’s in the customer’s expert hands.

Caffeine
Green Coffee
Carbon
Green Coffee Extract (GCE)= pure water plus water-soluble solids found in green coffee except for caffeine

Step by Step

Caffeine
Green Coffee
Carbon
Green Coffee Extract (GCE)= pure water plus water-soluble solids found in green coffee except for caffeine

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