Regular or Swiss Water Decaf?

Vancouver cafe organic coffee Swiss decaf decaffeinated carbon healthAs many of our regular café customers can attest, people love the smell and taste of fresh-roasted coffee — and for those of us who like to be at the top of our game, the caffeine boost from our signature blend. That distinct Guatemalan and Peruvian coffee aroma and body can be a pleasant pick-me-up on any morning, keeping you energized and alert.

But what if you want that great coffee taste and aroma without the caffeine? Maybe it’s already late in the day and you’ve already got as much caffeine as you can handle. Or you’re feeling a bit jittery after your morning espresso and want to mellow out now. For that, we offer our Swiss Water Decaf coffee at all of Trees Organic cafes in Vancouver and Richmond.

There are two ways of making decaffeinated coffee: with chemicals or through the Swiss Water method. We’re not fans of the chemical method. That’s why we like the Swiss Water Decaf Coffee method.

In the Swiss Water method, green unroasted beans are soaked in hot water, releasing the caffeine. The water then goes through a carbon filter. This absorbs the caffeine but leaves behind a green coffee extract, which – after adding more green beans, diffusing the caffeine and repeating the process — we can use to make decaf coffee.

The coffee that’s produced retains almost all the flavor of caffeinated coffee, without actually giving you the caffeine “kick” you may be looking to avoid.

When you come into Trees Organic cafes in Vancouver or Richmond, do you order regular coffee or decaf? Take our poll.