The Swiss Water® Process uses pure green coffee extract and proprietary carbon technology to remove caffeine from green coffee beans. The beans are first soaked in very hot water and caffeine is leached out of the beans' cellular material to create green coffee extract. The solution is then passed through a carbon filter. They have specified the pore size of the carbon to match the caffeine molecule to ensure only the caffeine is trapped when the caffeine is captured from the green coffee extract. The Swiss Water Process is certified organic and 100% chemical free. In addition, they are also certified Kosher by the Kosher Overseers Association.
This strictly high grown European prep Nicaraguan coffee is Fair Trade organic certified. It was cultivated by the 25 de Marzo Cooperative. The coop was founded in 2008 in the San Juan de Rio Coco municipality of the Madriz department. The cooperative has 49 member, 15 of whom are women, and cultivate 140 hectares of coffee. The main varieties grown are Caturra and Catuai.