Decaffeinated using the Swiss Water process, Murchie's Best Decaf is fulfilling and delicious, round and smooth, without the caffeine.
Not only is this a decaffeinated version of our most popular blend, it is also a versatile coffee. Great for use in a drip coffee maker, a French press or even as an espresso.
Swiss Water Decaffeination Process:
A batch of green (unroasted) beans is soaked in hot water, releasing caffeine. When all the caffeine and coffee solids are released into the water, the beans are discarded. The water then passes through a carbon filter that traps caffeine but lets the coffee solids pass through.
The resulting solution, called "green coffee extract (GCE)", is now available for decaffeinating coffee. New green coffee beans are introduced to the GCE. Since the GCE is coffee solids without caffeine, only the caffeine diffuses from the new beans. The GCE passes through proprietary carbon, which captures the caffeine.
The process repeats, filtering out all the caffeine until the beans are 99.9% caffeine-free.
||195 to 205°F, or 90 to 96°C
||4 ½ to 5 Minutes
||1 tsp to 6-8oz or 5g to 177-237ml of cool, fresh water