Decaffeinated coffee and decaffeination process
Decaffeinated Coffee is a good alternative for all those who prefer not to take caffeine, whose elimination, being a completely tasteless substance, does not imply any change in the final aroma of the product.
There are three main methods of decaffeination: the first, called “European” method, consists in the removal of caffeine from coffee beans using a solvent, which under the high temperatures involved in the process, removes all traces of caffeine.
The second one, called “Swiss” or “Water-based” method, involves the immersion of coffee beans in a liquid saturated with aromas in which coffee tends to yield only caffeine, while preserving aromatic oils.
The last one, called “Carbon dioxide” method, involves the use of concentrated CO2 that, combined with the caffeine present in coffee beans, removes any traces.