Specialty Coffee is part of a remarkable network of coffee growers, producers, exporters, roasters, baristas, and coffee lovers. We play one unique and special role in that chain. We remove caffeine and that's all. Once our job is done, the beans are ready to ship out to coffee importers and roasters all over the world. In our small way we’re helping to bring Specialty Coffee to more homes and cafés for people to drink, enjoy, and share any time of day. Our process also ensures coffee certifications remain intact.
Learn more about our certifications below.
Swiss Water is a certified organic processor by the Organic Crop Improvement Association, the world’s largest organic certification agency, under standards developed by the USDA National Organic Program. Our decaffeination facility conforms to the OCIA’s rigorous standards. The organic integrity of our operation ensures organic coffee beans maintain their organic certification through the decaffeination and onto the coffee roaster. Click here to view our OCIA certificate.
We offer a variety of Fairtrade Certified decaffeinated coffees. Because we believe being fair with the people who make coffee possible at ground zero is the only way to do business. Fairtrade connects farmers, businesses, and consumers in sustainable and meaningful ways. Fairtrade principles are there to ensure fair prices, fair labor conditions, democratic and transparent organizations, community development, and environmental sustainability. View our Fairtrade and Fairtrade USA certificates.
Swiss Water® Process meets the strictest standards of kosher law – Kashrus. We are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia. BC Kosher is recognized throughout the world by all rabbinical associations. Our certificate is accessible here! Mazel tov!
Halal certification is the process by which a company ensures that their food can be eaten by individuals who observe the laws and the teachings of Islam regarding the consumption of food and drink. Halal certification ensures that products are produced in facilities where they are safe from contamination of non-Halal substances. The certification indicates that the food products do not only fulfill Halal requirements, but are also in accordance with strict hygiene practices. We are certified Halal by the Montreal Halal Certification Authority.
Rainforest Alliance Certified™
Being Rainforest Alliance Certified™ isn’t just about the trees. It’s about the people who live in the Rainforest – and the farms they work on. With continual improvements, such as linking sustainable farm management with coffee quality, connecting responsible producers and traders with innovative companies, and creating better markets, the seal ensures conservation of forests, rivers, soils, and wildlife. It also guarantees that workers and their families are respected, paid decent wages, and have access to education and medical care. Click here to view our Rainforest Alliance Certificate.
UTZ certification has many requirements of its coffee growers and in return helps ensure farmers get the resources they need. Certified producers train employees on health and safety procedures, plus the correct use of pesticides and emergency procedures. It also helps implement proper record keeping and encourages the use of sustainable energy sources. With UTZ, agrochemicals are used responsibly and certified producers protect trees and prevent soil erosion, which all adds up to more sustainable farms. Click here to view our UTZ Certificate.
The Common Code for the Coffee Community (4C) is a certification which aims to gradually raise the social, economic and environmental conditions of coffee production and processing worldwide. They are almost entirely business to business and are thus an almost unknown brand to consumers, but there is more 4C certified coffee than any other sustainable certification. Their certified farms are 65% smallholders and uphold principles across economic, social, and environmental dimensions.
Amazing decaf is near you
Because you love coffee, but don't always need the caffeine, look for the Swiss Water® logo or ask how your coffee was decaffeinated.