This coffee surprised us greatly when we tasted it blind against several regular coffees. Not only was it indistinguishable among the others as decaf, but it was one of the favorites. Ethyl acetate is an organic compound that occurs naturally in some foods, in this case, sugar is used to derive the compound. It gently removes the caffeine and leaves lots of flavor. All the same juicy sweetness from Cauca, with no caffeine. Enjoy!