The decaffeination process begins with exceptionally grown and prepared green coffees from some of the finest farms around the globe. We believe this is an important distinction because the decaffeination process can at best preserve the original character of the bean. We must start with an excellent coffee if we intend to achieve an excellent decaffeinated coffee. In the Royal Select Water Process green coffee beans are immersed in filtered water in order to extract the caffeine. The caffeine is separated from the water by being passed through charcoal filters. This water contains the soluble flavor compounds of the coffee that are then reintroduced to the beans in the immersing tank. In the immersing tank the beans reabsorb the filtered water containing the coffee's original flavors. The result is 99.9% caffeine free and 100% chemical free coffee. We are big proponents of the Royal Select Water Process not only because it removes caffeine from the coffee bean without the use of harmful chemicals or the creation of harmful byproducts, but also because it does so quite seamlessly while leaving each coffees flavors intact.
We believe that decaffeinated coffee drinkers drink coffee for one reason, to experience the wonderful aromas and flavors of a coffee without experiencing the effects of caffeine. We only offer decaffeinated coffees that we enjoy drinking and that are excellent examples of the origins from which they come. The Royal Select Water Process has been approved by the USDA National Organic Program to decaffeinate our Organic/Fair Trade Certified coffees.