In the decaffeination process, the green coffee beans are immersed in water in order to extract the caffeine. The water contains the soluble components of the coffee beans which holds the elements of the flavour, so that, during the extraction of the caffeine the beans maintain their original components.
To separate the caffeine from the water containing the soluble components, the water passes through a special filter which removes the caffeine. This results in “coffee solid solubles charged water” saturated with the flavor components but free of caffeine, which is used again in the extraction process.
As a result of this process the coffee becomes 99.9% caffeine free. Once the decaffeination process is finished, the beans are dried and packed, and ready to export.
Dan's Roast level: Medium Dark
In the cup: Fruity, Dark Chocolate