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What is Decaf Coffee?

 Dec 14, 2017  0  caffeine, Decaf Coffee, Decaffeination  Kaffeine Coffee School

What comes into your mind when someone says coffee? A hot cup of caffeine?

Well did you know you can get coffee without the caffeine?

Yes, thousands of people around the world drink decaf coffee to get the authentic bittersweet taste of coffee without all the heebie-jeebies you get from caffeine.

Despite what you think, it’s a smart way to control the amount of caffeine you consume.

Now you must be asking yourselves, what is decaf coffee and how much caffeine does it contain?

What is decaf coffee?

Contrary to widespread beliefs, decaf or ‘decaffeinated’ coffee is not exactly caffeine-free.

To say it simply, decaffeinated coffee is a cup of coffee that has been prepared by stripping off most of its caffeine.

How is your cup of coffee decaffeinated?

It all starts with tiny green beans soaking in very hot water - the first step to make it easier to extract caffeine from the bean. The beans are green because they are unroasted (you may not have seen this before).

There are usually two ways through which decaffeination is done: supercritical carbon dioxide decaffeination, or the direct solvent method.

Supercritical carbon dioxide decaffeination includes a pressure vessel and a whole lot of carbon dioxide to strip the beans off of caffeine.

The direct solvent method uses various chemicals to isolate the caffeine from the beans.

How much caffeine does decaf coffee contain?

After any of the decaffeinated processes are carried out, only about 94 to 96 percent of caffeine is removed.

A regular cup of decaf coffee contains about 3 to 15.8 milligrams of caffeine while an average espresso shot contains 63 milligrams of caffeine.

Does decaf coffee have any health benefits?

As we all already know, not only is coffee tasty but it also has a lot of health benefits!

Now the question is if the same health benefits still apply to decaf coffee, especially after most of its essence (i.e. caffeine) has been stripped away?

The answer is yes!

It lowers the risk of diabetes

Researchers have found that both regular coffee and decaf coffee are related to lowering the risk of diabetes. Not only do they lower the risk for diabetes, but they also improve cardiovascular and brain functions, as both the beverages contain a vital element - magnesium.

It protects liver

Regardless of the caffeine content, coffee contains various substances that fight against a certain toxin called aflatoxin, which is known to harm the liver.

Coffee also aids in the production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps to enhance liver function and detoxifies our body.

It makes your heart healthy

One of the most wonderful benefits of drinking coffee (both regular and decaf) is that it makes our heart healthy by helping to deliver the right amount of oxygen throughout the body and making sure the blood gets enough nutrients. This helps to maintain a healthy heart and greatly reduces the risk of heart diseases.

It can boost brain function

Coffee is a great way to enhance brain cognition and psychological activities. It helps us to perform better with tasks involving working memory tasks and boosts our brain function overall.

How do you make decaf coffee?

While it may seem that decaf coffee can be a hassle to make, it isn’t that hard as long as you have some quality decaffeinated beans.

Here’s a step-by-step process to make your delicious cup of decaf coffee:

  • Boil fresh, filtered water.

  • Grind your decaf beans just as the water begins to boil.

  • Boil the water and let it cool for two minutes before pouring into the ground coffee.

  • Here’s a guideline for the best coffee-to-water ratio: 10 grams of coffee per 180 milliliters of water.

  • Let it soak for 4 - 5 minutes, then pour it into your absolute favorite mug.

  • Enjoy your cup of fresh and healthy decaf coffee!

Are you ready to make other coffee beverages too?

Yes, decaf coffee tastes great but what about learning how to make all other kinds of coffee beverages?

Join Kaffeine Coffee School today and enrol in our basic or advance barista training classes or Latte Arts Training classes.

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