In the U.S., decaffeinated coffee has a guideline that requires 97% of the caffeine to be removed from a green coffee bean. This guideline, as opposed to a standard, provides coffee roasters and manufacturers more flexibility in terms of the percent of caffeine removed. However, in Canada and the international community, 99.9% caffeine-free is the recognized standard for decaffeinated coffee based on the maximum caffeine level remaining allowed in a decaffeinated green coffee bean.
Coffee decaffeinated using the environment-friendly SWISS WATER® Process undergoes regular caffeine level audits to ensure compliance to 99.9% caffeine-free. We take pride in setting high quality standards and have a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for every batch of coffee beans we decaffeinate with our water decaffeination process.