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Mar 7, 2009 10:52 AM

Swiss-water process decaffeinated coffee

I need to cut down on my caffeine intake (doctor's orders) but I love the taste so I'm going to switch to decaf where I can.

I've been reading up on it and it seems that the Swiss-water process is chemical-free which sits well with me.

I'm trying to find coffee shops and/or grocery stores that sell Swiss-water process decaf -- it appears that Tim Horton's actually uses this process but I can't find any info on any of the other chains/brands.

I also prefer fair-trade/organic if possible.

Any ideas?

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  1. I also recently cut my caffeine intake. Swiss water process is by far the best tasting decaf option.
    Since I already grab my beans from the Green Beanery, I still order my fair trade, swiss water process decaf from them. If you don't have a roaster and won't be ordering green beans, they will fresh roast them for you, just order from the roasted section.

    Also, Kicking Horse brand coffee has a SWP decaf option, and its fair trade as well. It's available at Metro for sure, and probably some other major chains.

    I'm not positive, but I think Starbucks is SWP for their decaf as well.

    Green Beanery
    565 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

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    1. re: Sevi

      I love the Kicking Horse decaf. It's SWP, fair-trade and organic. And YUMMY. Starbucks doesn't have any SWP decaf anymore — they used to, but no longer do.

    2. I think any coffee company that cares about their product and image uses SWP. I don't know where you usually shop for coffee, but you will be able to find SWP at the Big Carrot, that coffee place in the basement at St Lawrence Market, Ideal Coffee, probable even at your regular grocery store. I think that if you are shopping for beans you will find that the majority are now SWP.

      1. Thanks for the suggestions. My coffee is usually delivered with my Wanigan fruit and veggie delivery. It's Planet Bean.

        Thanks for the Kicking Horse suggestion - that will keep things easy.

        Still looking for a coffee shop/cafe that serves it -- looks like I might have luck with Merchants of Green Coffee but it would also be good to know if other grab 'n 'go places use SWP.

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        1. re: geoprincess

          harbord bakery sells the beans and also sells the coffee

        2. Moonbeam Coffee Company do fair trade decaf. Nice shop. St. Andrews near Spadina.

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