Our Coffees

The Swiss Water Process

To extract caffeine without the use of chemicals, our green beans go through a gentle yet efficient process known as a Swiss Water Process. First, beans are soaked in hot water. The water softens the beans and absorbs their flavor and caffeine, much like a regular cup of coffee. The beans are then discarded and the flavored water is passed through a carbon filter, which sifts out the caffeine. The final step is soaking fresh green beans in the filtered flavored water. The warm water absorbs the caffeine from the new batch of beans but since the beans are soaking in caffeine-free coffee-flavored water, they do not lose their flavor. A Swiss Water process removes 97% of the beans’ caffeine, meeting the industry standard without compromised taste or the use of harsh chemicals.

decaf cortina blend
The secret to making great decafs starts with excellent green beans. This is a complex blend, with hints of fruit and spice; everything except the caffeine. Swiss-Water Processed.

decaf danish blend
This aromatic, complex, richly harmonized blend, is 25% French Roast and discreetly decaffeinated. Swiss-Water Processed.

decaf french roast
Throughout the decaffeinating process, we have taken great care to preserve the true intentions of our Bani Especiales beans. The result is a rich, dark-roasted cup with chocolately undertones and a caramel-laced finish. Even in the world of decaf, there’s always room for a bit of indulgence. Swiss-Water Processed.