This Coffee uses the DFE Decafination Process. The steps include Steaming, Hydration, Extraction and Drying. Their proprietary design enhancements provide the platform necessary to achieve coffee decaffeination with considerably less drain on resources. By reducing the amount of resources and energy required to produce our decaffeinated coffee, we have drastically reduced our carbon footprint once again. Our proprietary DFE Process ® has positioned QUSAC as the leader in the decaf industry for the lowest carbon emissions.