The Process

The DFE Decaf Process ®

Our revolutionary proprietary DFE Decaf Process ® is the next generation in coffee decaffeination. The process requires less energy and finite resources than all other decaffeination processes without exception. The advances are made possible by redesigning key equipment components in the decaffeination process.

All decaffeinators utilize the same steps to accomplish the extraction of caffeine from green coffee. The steps include Steaming, Hydration, Extraction and Drying. All of the steps are done in 3 primary pieces of equipment. First is the Pre-treatment tank, second is the Extractor and the last step is done in the Dryer. Each piece of equipment is designed to specifically achieve a desired result. The internal design differentiates the decaffeinated coffee processors.

Our proprietary DFE Decaf Process ® design enhancements provide the platform necessary to achieve coffee decaffeination with considerably less drain on resources. By reducing the amount of resources and energy required to produce our decaffeinated coffee, we have drastically reduced our carbon footprint once again. Our proprietary DFE Process ® has positioned QUSAC as the leader in the decaf industry for the lowest carbon emissions.

By using Green Chemistry, our DFE Decaf Process ® has achieved the incredible results in our flavour profiles. Our team has determined the optimal parameters to target the caffeine with surgical precision and remove it from the green coffee beans. We named this step Target Specific Extraction Technology (TSET). TSET not only extracts the caffeine with surgical precision, it can also be used to extract unwanted mould and fungi such as the one responsible for the production of naturally occurring chemical compounds known as Mycotoxins. The end result is a decaffeinated coffee overflowing with its natural flavours.

Our DFE Decaffeinated coffee is the best tasting decaf with the lowest carbon footprint and presents the consumer with a decaffeinated cup of coffee that is free of pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers. Our decaffeinated coffee is clean, fresh, healthy and eco-friendly. It is the socially responsible choice.

Company's History


Facility Built

  • MUSAC Decaf founded
  • Mexican technology
  • Canadian investor


New Management

  • QUSAC Decaf founded
  • MUSAC assets purchased
  • Process modernization
  • Headed by Fleming Family


Launch DFE Process

  • Developed TSET
  • Reduce consumption
  • Recycle more
  • Reuse more
Eco-Impact Eco-Friendly