This is a Carbon Dioxide decaffeinated Organic coffee from DR Congo. The Carbon Dioxide decaffeination process uses compressed carbon dioxide in water to attract and then remove caffeine from green coffee. Similar to Swiss Water Process, the caffeine extraction takes place after the green beans have been exposed to water and their cell structure expanded. Because this process only uses carbon dioxide, water, and charcoal filtering technology, it is a completely chemical free process. Carbon Dioxide also selectively attracts caffeine while leaving the proteins and carbohydrates that contribute to flavor untouched. Byproducts of this process are natural and recyclable.