Ethyl Acetate


Ethyl Acetate

A chemical decaffeination process, but one using a mild type with low toxicity. It sometimes imparts fruity flavors to the coffee. This is a "direct contact method" of decaffeination since the solvent chemical that washes out the caffeine comes into contact with the coffee. Since Ethyl Acetate can be naturally derived from fruits and vegetables, it is considered benign.

See also: Decaffeinated coffee, KVW, Methylene Chloride Decaf, SWP