Grounds for Change decaf coffee is decaffeinated using a water
process that is chemical free and maintains the organic certification
of our coffee.
The process involves the following steps:
Start with organic unroasted green beans.
- Add Pure
Soak these beans in hot water. This hot water draws out
the flavor essences of the beans just the way hot water
does with ground coffee in a coffee press. The water becomes
flavor-saturated in coffee essences. These green beans are
The flavor-saturated water is then run through a carbon
filter which traps and removes the caffeine molecules, but
not the coffee essences.
Fresh green coffee beans are then added to the flavor-saturated
water. Since this water is already saturated in coffee essences,
the caffeine is drawn out while the flavor essences are
preserved, resulting in a full flavored, decaffeinated bean.
Water processing removes 97% of the caffeine, which is the
Free of caffeine and chemicals, but full of flavor, these
beans are then dried and re-bagged for roasting.