Decaffeinated coffee has come a long way since its invention in 1903. Unfortunately though, some of us are still drinking in the dark ages. You see, most decaffeination processes employ chemical solvents such as methylene chloride or ethyl acetate to strip caffeine molecules from the green coffee bean.
At Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company, they use water from the coast mountains of British Columbia to gently remove the caffeine until the coffee beans are 99.9% caffeine-free, while maintaining the bean's distinctive origin and flavor characteristics. If the decaf you’re consuming is from Swiss Water, you can be sure that no chemicals were used to remove the caffeine from the coffee.