Cuor d’Oro

Cuor d’Oro

This is how our decaff coffee are born.
Without the use of chemicals,
for true coffee lovers.


Decaffeination process

The idea behind a chemical free, environmentally friendly, and water based decaffeination process was pioneered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in the 1930s

Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Inc., aptly named after the birthplace of water processed decaf, is today based in Delta, British Columbia. To this day, the glacial runoff from the Coast Mountains of British Columbia provides the fresh water used to decaffeinate coffees using the Swiss Water® Process. This 100% chemical free process leaves the beans 99.9% caffeine free.

“Swiss Water® is amazing coffee, without caffeine”

We use only time, water, and temperature
to gently remove caffeine,
maintaining the coffee’s taste
and characteristics.


The Swiss Water® Process begins by infusing high-quality green coffee beans in pure clean water to create what we call “Green Coffee Extract,” or GCE. The GCE is then run through carbon filtration, which traps only the caffeine molecules in the carbon’s pores

Next the GCE, now decaffeinated, is circulated over each batch of green coffee beans. The caffeine, not the flavor components, naturally flows out of the beans, through simple diffusion. Because the GCE is already saturated with all of the soluble solids that give coffees their unique flavors and characteristics, any possible flavor changes that might occur are held to an absolute minimum. This is why the Swiss Water® Process maintains coffee flavor and complexity so accurately, without adding foreign “process” flavors or chemical residuals to the coffee like most other processes do.

The Swiss Water® Process is paired with advanced scientific systems and controls to identify relevant variables that adapt and adjust for different types of coffees. Where temperature needs to be adjusted, it is carefully adjusted. Swiss Water’s technicians use constant data feedback on process performance to optimize each step and the overall outcome.


The process maintains the quality, taste, and characteristics inherent to the green coffee.
Pre- and post-process comparisons are sampled for every batch we decaffeinate, to ensure great flavor and a high level of consistency between regular and decaf.
We ensure superior cup quality via temperature control and optimization of other critical factors.
Coffee is guaranteed 99.9% caffeine-free.
Our process was conceived as an alternative to chemical decaffeination and maintains that promise in times.