This is a Fair Trade-Certified coffee from Peru. This decaffeinated coffee is dark roasted and full of flavor. It is a smooth, subtle coffee. All our decaf is water processed. There are different ways to remove caffeine from coffee. We use a water process which does not use chemicals and actually requires twice as much regular coffee to produce one pound of decaf coffee. It is a more costly way to remove caffeine but totally worth it in the quality of decaffeinated coffee you drink each day.