Where it All Began . . .
Blue Spruce Decaf Coffee Co. was founded with the idea to produce the worlds finest decaf coffee. After discovering that not all decaf is created equal, we decided to produce a great tasting organic decaf ourselves. We searched the globe in an effort to partner only with the worlds best coffee farmers who adhere to our strict standards of quality, sustainability, ethical and organic farming practices. All of our coffee is decaffeinated using the all natural 100% chemical free Swiss Water® Process. Our beans are all single origin, shade grown and roasted in small batches in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Our passion for the outdoors and mountains has been our inspiration to create a marvellous cup of coffee. It’s our mission to inspire you to slow down and explore your passion, while enjoying your favourite decaf.
Swiss Water® Process
The Swiss Water® Process uses pure water to gently remove caffeine, it is 100% chemical free and the only method that is certified organic.
It is required in North America for decaf coffee to be a minimum of 97% caffeine free, the Swiss Water® Process is 99.9% caffeine free. If you are sensitive to caffeine or just choose to avoid it in your coffee, the Swiss Water Process is as close as you can get to being 100% decaffeinated.
The Swiss Water® Decaffeination process is a two step process involving two batches of green coffee beans. The process begins by soaking the first batch of green coffee beans in water to dissolve the caffeine. Once the caffeine is dissolved, the water is passed through a carbon filter which removes the caffeine from the water.
The result is that the first batch of coffee beans has no caffeine left. The caffeine is left behind in the filter, but the filtered water now contains the full coffee flavor without the caffeine. The first batch of beans is discarded, the flavor enhanced water is then used to remove the caffeine from the second batch of green coffee beans.
The second time, since the water is already saturated with coffee flavor, the caffeine is removed but beans retain the flavor and aroma while losing the caffeine.