The aim of the study is to quantify the effect of ethanol addition and exposure surface on the inactivation of pectin methyl esterase (PME), a juice clarifying enzyme, in orange juice using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2). Addition of ethanol to the SC-CO2 at 2% (v/v) caused greater inactivation than SC-CO2 alone, with a maximum reduction of PME activity of 97% at 30 MPa and 40 °C for 60 min. As the surface area to volume ratio was increased, the rate of inactivation of PME increased. Analysis of first-order reaction kinetic data revealed that D values were greatly influenced by ethanol addition and agitation. With the addition of 2% ethanol, the D value reduced by half, that is, 56 min from 109 min. With impeller agitation of the sample at 1100 ± 100 rpm, the D value for PME was further reduced to 43 and 30 min without and with ethanol, respectively. The activity of PME treated with SC-CO2 remained unchanged after 14 days of storage at 4 °C. Treatment did not significantly change pH or colour, but did significantly increase the cloud values of the juice, resulting in a cloud stabilised juice with similar qualities to fresh juice.