Nespresso removes over 99.9% of the caffeine from green coffee by using two different methods. In the water decaffeination process, green coffee beans are soaked in hot water in order to dissolve the caffeine. In the carbon dioxide method, the green coffee is soaked in water after which carbon dioxide (one of the key constituents of air) is used to extract the caffeine.
Both methods are completely safe for coffee drinkers. The processes respect the environment and the coffee bean’s true nature, allowing us to maintain the strength, variety, and richness of the aromas. The decaffeinated Nespresso varieties undergo the same quality controls applied to all Nespresso Coffees.
The residual caffeine content in Nespresso decaffeinated blends is below 0.1%, equivalent to 3 to 6 mg per cup, in accordance with all regulatory requirements.
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