The SWISS WATER® Process is a 100% chemical-free coffee decaffeination process that produces robust, great-tasting decaf.
Most other processes use chemical solvents like methylene chloride to remove caffeine from coffee beans. This is not only unhealthy but also removes more flavour than necessary! Conversely, the SWISS WATER® Process uses only water when removing caffeine, producing pure, water-processed decaf coffee.
The process starts with one philosophy: a passion for crafting amazing decaffeinated coffee. Starting with small batches, the caffeine is removed in a gentle, 100% chemical free process, so that whether it’s morning or night, you have the option of enjoying your favourite coffee without the caffeine. Because when you love coffee, what you take out is just as important as what you leave in. Swiss Water® Process.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to coffee.
Removing only caffeine
Swiss Water® Process begins with pure water and ends with amazing coffee that is 99.9% caffeine free.
When beans arrive to the warehouse facility for processing.
They have been shipped from the finest growing regions around the world. Cleaned and hydrated with pure, local water to prepare them for caffeine removal, these beans are beginning their journey to becoming amazing decaf coffee.
The end of the line for caffeine
Green Coffee Extract (GCE) is introduced to the beans and caffeine removal begins. Caffeine ventures out on its own, away from the coffee beans into the GCE until the ratio of soluble compounds in the GCE to the compounds in the coffee reach the point of equilibrium. Caffeine and GCE flow continuously through our proprietary carbon filters until all the caffeine is trapped and separated from the GCE. Then the GCE is refreshed so that it can be used again and again to remove more caffeine.
For the next 10 hours, the process is continuously monitored as well as the caffeine levels in each batch being decaffeinated.. What is monitored - time, gauge temperature controls, and the levels on the GCE flow. The result of all this loving attention to detail is worth it -- 99.9% caffeine-free coffee.
Finally, the decaffeinated green beans are shipped to the roasters and the specialty coffee brands all around the world, so that the beans can be turned into something special.
We’re pleased to be part of the amazing journey that brings coffee from unique places of origin to your cup here in Castle Hill.
Decaffeinated coffee roasted to perfection by coffee master Clayton Pine for local & wholesale coffee supply to your home and local cafes.