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NutraChem LLC

Natural Caffeine

NutraChem LLC is the exclusive distributor of Natural Caffeine representing the leading de-caffeinator in the world based out of Bremen Germany: CR3- Kaffeeveredelung M. Hermsen GmbH.

Our Natural Caffeine is the highest quality available in the market place today and we are the leading importer of Natural Caffeine into the United States. 

Our product is ecofriendly, sustainable, traceable and consistent.  We are in a position where we can support a healthy and reliable supply chain anywhere in the world.  We are currently active in over 25 countries worldwide and with 6 warehouses across the United States we have accessible material, in a timely fashion, where ever you need it.  

We always keep local stock across the US and in Germany.  At any given time, we have over 100,000 kg of Natural Caffeine here and ready in the United States.  We offer fast solutions with a 24 hour turnaround time, not an unpredictable 6-8 week lead time like our competitors.

We also stand out amongst other companies due to our ability to manufacturer Natural Caffeine in house (by product of the decaffeination process of green coffee beans), rather than purchase untraceable crude caffeine for refinement.  With this type of vertical integration, you cannot get closer to the source and to a true, high quality product than with us.

Our Natural Caffeine has been widely used and proven for over 35 years with world leading companies in the Energy and Beverage sectors.

***Every purchase supports the environment and it’s people - CR3- Kaffeeveredelung M. Hermsen GmbH provides more than 90% of their revenue to their own founded environmental protection organization, Manfred-Hermsen-Stiftung- that conducts a vast amount of conservation projects globally. 

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R&D: Together, NutraChem works with the quality and logistics teams at CR3 on a daily basis for specific document requests, product and packaging specifications for our current customers, fine tuning batches and analysis based on requirements, new product development for our potential customers, etc.  We have limitless knowledge and support from the top experts in the field with very little turnaround time.

CO2 extracted Natural Caffeine (organic acceptable under NOP 5% rule): CO2 Extracted Natural Caffeine: In 1988 CR3 created a patented decaffeination process using natural carbon dioxide under subcritical conditions (i.e. relatively low temperature and pressure). The production process is certified organic. The Natural Carbon Dioxide is itself sourced from ancient volcanic lava pools (today - sparkling water springs) in the mountains of Germany.  CR3’s Organic Statement qualifies their CO2 extracted materials as an acceptable substance under the NOP 5% non-organic regulation for acceptable non-organic substances in an organic labelled product.

Eco – friendly:  CR3 is highly environmentally conscious, they produce the material in a “green” facility with very little waste and a minimal ecological footprint. CR3 operates its own CHP Power Plant which has an efficiency of more than 80% thus significantly reducing emissions by more than 40,000 tons/year (in CO2).

Sustainable:  Since CR3 processes their crude caffeine from the decaffeination process of green coffee beans in house, there is essentially no waste from the process as all auxiliary substances are used and or recycled. This is a true display of sustainability and the use of all resources.

History: CR3 is located in the birthplace/hometown of decaffeinated coffee, the process for which was originally created in 1903 by Ludwig Roselius. CR3 is the largest de-caffeinator in the world and they receive coffee beans for de-caffeinating from exotic countries such as Peru, Brazil, Vietnam, Asia, Brazil, Honduras, Columbia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Indonesia, etc.

Thank you so much for your consideration into our company.  Please reach out any time and we are more than happy to assist with any request that you may have.

Best regards,
NutraChem Team