Coffee is naturally caffeinated. For some (about 10% of coffee drinkers) caffeine is not a desired participant in their coffee drinking; This can be due to personal preference or for health reasons. The latter reason makes choosing which decaf coffee you consume super important. Why you ask? Let’s dig in!
One of the most popular forms of decaffeinating your coffee is, well, not savory. How do a little chemicals with your morning cup sound? Removing caffeine by way of a solvent-based process is pretty standard, but it involves the use of some pretty harsh chemicals and solvents: methylene chloride and ethyl acetate. One or the other of these compounds is essentially used to directly or indirectly remove caffeine from coffee beans. Unfortunately, when the process is complete, there are traces of these chemicals left behind in the finished product. Chemicals are the last thing you want in your all-natural coffee! Yuck!
Aside from the health-factor, a common issue with chemical decaffeination processes is loss of flavor. The reason for this has a lot to do with processing solutions being used. Essentially, the coffee is washed in the chemical solvents and goes through a series of steaming and evaporation steps; In the end, all of the flavors that comprise each unique coffee batch are separated from the beans, leaving a tasteless and bland product.
So, what’s the solution? A little thing called the Swiss Water Process - the first developed method of decaffeination that didn’t use any chemical solvents. The development of the Swiss Water Process is so important because it allows coffee roasters, like Angelino’s Coffee, to provide a healthier and tastier decaf coffee to our customers. Here’s how it works:
It’s important that we provide only the best in decaf coffee offerings; This is why we source all of our decaf coffee direct from all-natural coffee farmers that only use the Swiss Water Process. We have four distinct coffees for your enjoyment:
Not sure which one to choose? We’ve got you covered with our Decaf Coffee Experience Pack, which gives a delicious variety of both flavored and unflavored decaf coffee!