When you mention decaf you can get mixed reactions. Every decaf coffee lover wants their drink to taste just like their caffeinated cousin. Some people feel coffee isn't coffee without caffeine and that the experience just isn't the same. I personally have had some amazing decaf coffee and didn't see much of a difference. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience what I did and give decaf a try, even though it is made differently To better understand decaf, you should know the different ways decaf beans are made.
Coffee beans are naturally caffeinated and have been used for their invigorating quality for centuries. These seeds from a fruit of a tree, can have the caffeine extracted from them in one of three ways. Using organic chemical solvents (methylene chloride or ethyl acetate), using carbon dioxide, or the Swiss Water method. A decaffeinated coffee bean has almost all of the caffeine removed from the bean. At least 97 percent compared to regular coffee. This is important for those who are sensitive to caffeine to know.
In the end, we know that decaf can be just as enjoyable as other caffeinated blends and deserves to be on the menu. Next time you want to try something in the afternoon and don't want the caffeine kick, try decaf, especially an Americano. You may be surprised by the flavors you taste.
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