PEET’S WATER PROCESS DECAFS
Not all decafs are created equal
At Peet’s, we’ve always felt strongly that our decaffeinated coffees should be every bit as enjoyable as our regular, caffeinated coffees. Our customers agree and turn to us again and again for our uncompromising quality and taste.
Peet’s does decaf a little differently than others, and the result is that Peet’s decaf coffees—whether in a bag, a K-Cup® pod, or your favorite coffeebar beverage—have so much richness and depth, they taste as good as the real thing. And all of these are decaffeinated using the water process decaffeination method.
So how are Peet’s decaf coffees different?
The key difference in Peet’s decafs is that we use the same meticulously selected, high-quality beans we use in our regular coffees, not stock decaf beans from decaffeination companies. No fillers, blenders, or shortcuts. We then skillfully roast them by hand to our exacting high standards. Not all companies use the same selectivity for their decafs as for their regular coffees. We do, which is why the taste of Peet’s decafs is so delicious.
What is Water Process Decaffeination?
Water Process is a natural decaffeination method that uses water rather than solvents to gently remove caffeine from raw green coffee beans while maintaining the beans’ distinctive flavor profile.
How does water process decaffeination work?
Water process decaffeination occurs in steps:
The decaffeinator prepares a solution from pure hot water and unroasted coffee beans, then filters the caffeine out of that solution.
A batch of raw green coffee beans selected and supplied by Peet’s are soaked in the solution. The caffeine flows out, leaving the flavor intact.
The beans—full of flavor, not caffeine—are then dried and ready for careful hand roasting at Peet’s Roastery in Alameda, CA.
Are all water process decafs Swiss Water Process?
Swiss Water is a brand name. Peet’s uses several expert water process decaffeination companies; Swiss Water is one of them and happens to be located in Canada.
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