Coffee > Decaf
More and more people are choosing decaf coffee. That is why
Crown Tower offers several fine varietals, flavored and blends of
Our Decaf Coffees are
Available with Two Kinds of Processes
Coffee drinkers cuppers will usually pick decafs processed with
methelyene chloride as the best in cup quality. Beans are soaked in
near boiling water, extracting the flavor oils and caffeine from the
coffee. The water is separated into a tank where it is treated with
methylene chloride. It bonds to the caffeine and is then easily
removed from the flavor oils. The beans are reintroduced, absorbing
their long lost flavor.
Swiss Water Def
In this method, green coffee beans soak in hot water to draw off the caffeine. The resulting solution, which contains caffeine as well as other flavor and aroma elements, is separated from the beans and sent through a bed of activated charcoal to remove the caffeine. Next, the water containing the remaining flavor compounds is returned to the beans. The beans are then dried. No chemicals are used in this
method, but the taste is duller than the chemical process...and the coffee
costs considerably more.