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Interesting Facts About Decaf Coffee That Few People Know

May 8th 2024

With so many coffee roasters on the market, it can be hard to decide where to begin in your search for a coffee. There is so much to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming. On the other hand, what to look for in decaf can be a different kind of struggle, because the amount of decaf coffees on the market are significantly fewer in offerings than regular coffee. Here are a interesting facts about decaf coffee that few people know!

Understanding Decaf Coffee

Decaf coffee, short for decaffeinated coffee, is coffee from which most of the caffeine has been removed. While it may not provide the same energizing kick as regular coffee, decaf still offers the familiar taste and aroma that coffee lovers crave. Decaf coffee is made using various methods to extract caffeine from the beans while preserving their flavor compounds, resulting in a beverage that is just as strong in flavor as its caffeinated counterpart.

Type of  Coffee Bean

We use only Specialty Class 1 Arabica coffee beans, the top 2% of what is grown in the world. That means that 98% of what is grown around the world does not meet our standards! Arabica Beans are most often considered superior, smoother, and sweeter taste, making them overall the most flavorful coffee beans. Robusta coffee beans on the other hand, are grown at lower altitudes, and are more inconsistent in shape and color. All of these leads to less smooth cup of coffee in the end. Even with Arabica being a superior bean, all Arabica beans are not equal. There are 5 different grades ranging from Class 5 to Class 1. We only use Class 1, Specialty Grade. This means our specialty ground coffee is going to give you a delicious flavor with every sip, even when it is decaffeinated.

Decaffeination Process

We use the European Process, like most other coffee companies . Raw beans are soaked in water and the water is then treated with small traces of methyl chloride which removes the caffeine and leaves the flavor. The caffeine-free water is then reintroduced to the coffee. By the time the beans are roasted to almost 500 degrees, ground and brewed to almost 210 degrees, you cannot detect ANY trace of the chemical as the chemical burns off at just 140 degrees. Once the process is complete, all of our coffees are approximately 98% caffeine free.

Flavored Coffee To Drink

Something else to look for when ordering gourmet ground coffee in decaf, is the variety of flavors! Something we have always prided ourselves on is our variety of flavors we offer in pre-ground coffee and decaf coffee! We have a variety of flavored decaf coffees and have a flavor every decaf coffee drinker will enjoy. Our decaf sampler pack is a great place to start, so you can try 10 different flavors in one box! We want anyone drinking our coffee to have the flavor option they want and to enjoy every sip!

We hope this helps you make your next selection of decaf coffee easier and it helps you find a flavor you love! Check out our decaf  sampler pack today to find your new favorite decaf coffee! Coffee Cheers!