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Fair Trade Organic Swiss Water Process Decaf (16 oz)
Morning Glory FTO SWP Decaf
From NKG Coffees:
"Our house decaf is a multiple-origin blend named in honor of that lovely blue flower that blooms before sunrise, is vibrant all day and calls it quits by sundown. The 19th century poet Elizabeth Akers Allen wrote of the morning glory:
“ … your fragile cups unfold
Before the light has cleft the sky,
or edged the world with gold.”
Or, you might just say we named this coffee after decaf drinkers: Folks who are all about some shut eye, come nightfall.
Morning Glory Decaf is decaffeinated by Swiss Water Process (SWP), which uses water to create a coffee that’s 99.9 percent caffeine free. And, it's available as Fairtrade Organic certified — just keep an eye out for the special green logo.
Drink easy, friends."
SWP works through diffusion, not osmosis. Initially, green coffee beans are soaked in water until all the caffeine and flavor compounds are extracted. The beans are then discarded, and the solution they created is run through a carbon filter that removes the caffeine, leaving behind only the flavor compounds—what SWP calls its green coffee extract, or GCE.
When SWP decaffeinates a coffee, the beans are soaked with a small amount of the GCE, which creates a saturated solution in which the caffeine leaves but the flavor compounds remain in place, unaffected. The GCE is like a yeast “mother.” While initially SWP had to sacrifice some coffee to create it, once the first batch was made, it just needs to maintain the health of the GCE and keep it slowly regenerating, which it does by adding small amounts of clean water.