Is McDonald’s decaf coffee Swiss water process?

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QUESTION: Is McDonald’s decaf coffee Swiss water process? I have a McDonald’s near me and sometimes like to order a decaf in the afternoon rather than regular coffee. – Elizabeth D

ANSWER: Good news for you! We believe that McDonald’s does indeed use the Swiss water process for their decaf coffee.

Although the FAQ on the McDonald’s site does not say specifically, we found this Tweet from an official McDonald’s Twitter account that confirms they use the Swiss water process for their decaffeinated coffee.

https://twitter.com/mcdonaldscanada/status/6810882206072833

However, we noticed that if you buy McDonald’s decaf coffee beans to make it yourself at home, those are evidently NOT Swiss water process. We could not find any evidence of that on any of the bags or K cups, and we assume they’d want to tell people if they were using a premium method of decaffeination.

If you have any additional information about this, leave a comment and let us know so we can update.

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