Coffee Industry

We’re 100% dedicated to chemical-free, delicious coffee—it’s the essence of who we are. And building strong partnerships is key to making great decaf all it can be. We take pride in aligning with the sustainable values and high quality standards of our customers. Scroll down to learn more about working together.

Superior Quality. Higher Standards.

It’s our goal that all the great-tasting coffee that comes into our facility leaves the same way, only without caffeine. Our chemical-free process ensures as little intervention as possible in the taste of the coffees—allowing them to retain their unique origin flavors and characteristics. Our operators monitor the decaffeination process 24/7 so that all coffee that goes through our facility is 100% seamless and traceable—and unlike many other methods, our process leaves all certifications intact. As a final step, every coffee we decaffeinate is cupped and given a side-by-side analysis comparing pre- and post-decaffeination states, allowing us to ensure quality control and superior decaf flavor.

Upon request, we can provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA) when it’s all done, verifying that the coffee you’ve trusted us with has been decaffeinated to the highest standard. Rest assured, our process is backed by leading Quality Management Systems methodologies, and we hold FSSC22000 certification as well as full FDA and CFIA certifications for food standards and safety.

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

Decaf is In Demand

3+

People who order decaf are almost twice as likely to drink 3+ cups of coffee per day than other coffee drinkers

61%

of decaf drinkers want (and will pay for) better quality, great tasting coffee

18–24

year-olds rank higher in decaf consumption than any other age group

Sources: NCA 2020 Coffee Data Trends Report, U.S.
StudyLogic custom study 2017

We work the way that you work.

In addition to the wide range of decaffeinated specialty coffee options we offer for purchase, you are also welcome to send us your own green coffee for expert toll decaffeination. Our batch sizes start at 7,500 lbs./3,400 kg with no maximum size. We offer multiple tolling options with a variety of features and benefits. 

Our experienced logistics team is happy to manage inbound and outbound freight, customs, and any special documentation required. We also offer multiple packaging options and custom multi-color stenciling.

Product Offerings

Our team of experts has been sourcing, roasting, tasting, and decaffeinating coffee for decades. So when it comes to decaf, we’re set up for success. We offer our customers the best decaffeinated green coffee out there, with a portfolio of origins from around the world.

Central America

Central America

South America

South America

Africa

Africa

Asia/Oceania

Asia/Oceania

Blends

Blends

Sustainably
Certified & Organic

Sustainably
Certified & Organic

Small Batch Series

Small Batch Series

Request a Sample

Samples are reserved for potential industry partners. To purchase retail bags from our roasters, shop here.

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Origin Lot Traceability

Each batch of coffee we decaffeinate is assigned a unique Production Number that appears on the coffee bag’s tag. Enter the number and unlock the origin details for your coffee.

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