Red Fox Merchants are unique in their decaffeination process, choosing to keep it in the country in which the coffee was harvested. After harvest they transport the coffee to DESCAFECOL for the gentle decaffeination process; first a light steaming to open the pores on the surface of the coffee, then the caffeine is removed using ethyl acetate. The naturally occurring chemical removes the caffeine while preserving the delightful coffee flavors. The coffee is then dried and moved directly to port making for some of the freshest, most lively coffee available. Yes bright delicious coffee, that just so happens to be decaf!