This coffee is an Ethyl Acetate (EA) Decaf. Ethyl Acetate is a naturally occurring sugar found in many fruits and is a byproduct of fermented sugar. It is used as a solvent to bond with and remove caffeine from green coffee. Through an eight hour process of steaming and low pressure, the EA bonds with the caffeine molecules. A final steam then removes the Ethyl Acetate that has now bonded with the caffeine molecules.