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Red Cedar Coffee Co. roasts a selection of Swiss Water Processed (SWP) decaf coffees for retail sales in the Tasting Room in Berea and for Mail Order Customers. Swiss Water Processed Decafs are 100% chemical free. The Swiss Water Process method removes caffeine from the coffee bean using water, while protecting the unique characteristics (sometimes referred to as the origin or taste) of the coffee.

Costa Rican SWP Decaf

Smooth, aromatic, crisp, balanced

Medium Roast

Colombian SWP Decaf

Bright, sweet, chocolate notes

Medium Roast

Sumatran SWP Decaf

Earthy, full-bodied, distinct

Medium Roast

Red Cedar Select SWP Decaf

Complex body, smooth finish

Medium-Dark Roast

Espresso SWP Decaf

Medium body, smooth finish

Dark Roast

Northern Lights SWP Decaf

Strong, hearty, long finish

Dark Roast


French Roast SWP Decaf

Silky, smooth, light tobacco

Dark Roast

All flavored coffees are available in decaf.

Since we started roasting coffee in 2005 we have been working to roast the best tasting coffee for our caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee drinkers.

With that goal, we roast Swiss Water Process decaf which is the only 100% chemical free decaf coffee. If you look at one of our Red Cedar Coffee Co. retail coffee bags you will see the Swiss Water Process logo placed prominently on the front label.

There are many ways to decaffeinate a coffee bean. However, the process that Swiss Water Process uses sets their coffee process apart. The Swiss Water Process method removes caffeine from the coffee bean using water, while protecting the unique characteristics (sometimes referred to as the origin or taste) of the coffee.

The decaffeination process begins by soaking the unroasted (green) coffee beans in hot water which in turns releases the caffeine. Once the caffeine has migrated from the bean and into the water, the caffeine rich water is moved into a new tank. Within this new tank the caffeine rich water will slowly flow through a carbon filter which traps the caffeine molecules and allows the soluble components to flow through the carbon filter. The unroasted coffee bean’s flavors and oils and then reabsorbed into the unroasted coffee bean which keeps the flavor intact. This process takes 8-10 hours and in the end the unroasted coffee is 99.9% caffeine free.

We understand that decaf coffee should be as special as its regular caffeinated counterpart. Therefore, we only trust Swiss Water Process with our decaf coffees.