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Last weekend I was asked about decaf coffee. Since I was extolling the virtues of the Swiss Water process (a patented process that uses only fresh water instead of the usual chemical process), I should have known more about it. So I did some research.

Briefly stated, the Swiss Water process starts by making an extract of green coffee beans by soaking them in pure, fresh water. Then the extract is filtered to remove the caffeine. But it isn’t that simple. The extract, now without caffeine, is used to soak new coffee beans and by moderating time, temperature and water flow, the coffee beans release their caffeine into the caffeine-deprived extract. This exchange takes from eight to ten hours and is very environmentally responsible.

If you would like a more scientific explanation, I refer you to the Swiss Water Decaf web site. Read the text, watch the video, or do both.

Wicked Coffees does not use and will not use chemical-based decafs. Most processors use methylene chloride or ethyl acetate to remove the caffeine down to 97% caffeine free. No wonder most decaf coffees leave a bad taste!

We’re Wicked. Not coffee without a conscience. Our decaf is 99.9% caffeine free, using environmentally safe decaffeination that is good for you.

BTW, our Disciples Decaf is so delicious it was chosen to flavor the best tasting tasting gelato ever, Wicked Midnight Mocha. Check it out at Millie’s Gelato. It’s handcrafted, vegan and so good you will want it every night instead of ice cream! The coffee flavor is so wicked good, you will know it’s from Wicked Coffees.