The decaffeination process used for Great Value decaffeinated coffees uses both water and a naturally occurring compound, Ethyl Acetate. The raw green coffee beans are soaked in pressurized, heated water causing the bean cell structure to expand so the caffeine can be more easily removed. The water containing coffee flavors, coffee oils, and the caffeine is then separated from the green beans. It is treated with the natural compound ethyl acetate. This absorbs the caffeine from the liquid. The remaining liquid, excluding the caffeine, is circulated back into the beans to add back the true coffee flavors removed during the decaffeination process. The beans are then dried to ready them for the roasting process. The product is not Certified Organic.